zoom lens

noun

Definition of zoom lens

: a lens (as of a camera or projector) in which the image size can be varied continuously while the image remains in focus

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First Known Use of zoom lens

1936


ZOOM LENS Defined for English Language Learners

zoom lens

noun

Definition of zoom lens for English Language Learners

  • : a camera lens that can make the size of the image become larger and smaller : a camera lens that can zoom in or zoom out



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