magnifying glass


: a specially shaped piece of glass that is attached to a handle and is used to make an object look larger than it is
The jeweler examined the diamond with a magnifying glass.

Examples of magnifying glass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The process, in which a nearby galaxy is used as a giant magnifying glass to bend the light from a more distant object, enabled the team to closely examine how light is bent by a black hole. Ariana Garcia, Chron, 2 Apr. 2023 These rare inserts are now clearly marked with a gold SSP logo on the back, eliminating the need to pull out the magnifying glass to read fine print codes while sorting. Nick Diunte, Forbes, 18 Feb. 2023

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“Magnifying glass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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magnifying glass

mag·​ni·​fy·​ing glass
: a lens that magnifies an object seen through it

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