\ ˈlüp How to pronounce loupe (audio) \

Definition of loupe

: a small magnifier used especially by jewelers and watchmakers

Examples of loupe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Better text selection – iOS 15 brings back the magnification loupe for text selection. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 20 Oct. 2021 The magnification loupe for text cursor selection is coming back. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 2 Sep. 2021 Better text selection – Apple is bringing back the magnification loupe for text selection. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 17 Aug. 2021 Thankfully, iOS 15 will see the return of the magnification loupe. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 20 July 2021 While some of his competitors along 47th Street, its main thoroughfare, were practically born with a loupe in hand, Mr. Moss has no familial roots in the industry. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, 26 July 2021 But thankfully, the magnification loupe will be making its grand return with iOS 15. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 22 June 2021 The return of the magnification loupe for text selection and drag and drop functionality between apps are just two examples. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 15 July 2021 Some of these features include the ability to turn off notifications entirely when gaming (as part of the Focus feature), the ability to request refunds from within an app itself, and the return of the magnification loupe for text selection. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 24 June 2021

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First Known Use of loupe

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of loupe was circa 1775

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“Loupe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loupe. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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Medical Definition of loupe

: a magnifying lens worn especially by surgeons performing microsurgery also : two such lenses mounted on a single frame examine the cornea with a binocular loupe

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