objective lens


Definition of objective lens


  1. :  a lens or system of lenses in a microscope, telescope, etc., that forms an image of an object

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  of, relating to, or being an object, phenomenon, or condition in the realm of sensible experience independent of individual thought and perceptible by all observers :  having reality independent of the mind — compare subjective 3a

    :  perceptible to persons other than the affected individual — compare subjective 4c

    :  involving or deriving from sense perception or experience with actual objects, conditions, or phenomena

  1. :  a lens or system of lenses that forms an image of an object

    :  something toward which effort is directed :  an aim, goal, or end of action

    :  a strategic position to be attained or a purpose to be achieved by a military operation

  1. :  a piece of transparent material (such as glass) that has two opposite regular surfaces either both curved or one curved and the other plane and that is used either singly or combined in an optical instrument for forming an image by focusing rays of light

    :  a combination of two or more simple lenses

    :  a piece of glass or plastic used (as in safety goggles or sunglasses) to protect the eye

  1. :  to make a motion picture of :  film

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a brief usually trivial fact

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