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Latin lens (lentil bean)

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Lens

Plural
Lenses

Lens (plural Lenses)
  1. An object, usually made of glass, that focuses or defocuses the light that passes through it.
  2. A device which focuses or defocuses electron beams.
  3. Patrono:Geometry A convex shape bounded by two circular arcs, joined at their endpoints, the corresponding concave shape being a lune.
  4. (biology) A genus of the legume family; its bean.
  5. (anatomy) The transparent crystalline structure in the eye.
  6. (by extension, figuratively) A way of looking, literally or figuratively, at something.
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Infinitive
to Lens

Third person singular
lenses

Simple past
lensed

Past participle
lensed

Present participle
lensing

to Lens (third-person singular simple present lenses, present participle lensing, simple past and past participle lensed)
  1. (transitive) To film, shoot.
  2. Patrono:Geology To become thinner towards the edges.

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Lens n.

  1. Genitive singular indefinite of len.
  2. Genitive plural indefinite of len.

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Lens c. (plural lenzen, diminutive Lensje, diminutive plural Lensjes)

  1. (optics) optical lens
  2. crystalline lens in the eye
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Lens c. (plural lenzen, diminutive Lensje, diminutive plural Lensjes)

  1. harpoon

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lens

  1. The first-person singular present indicative of lensen.
  2. The imperative of lensen.

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Lens c. (plural lenzen, diminutive Lensje, diminutive plural Lensjes)

  1. alternative form of luns

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  1. empty
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lēns (genitive lēntis); f, third declension

  1. A lentil bean.

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Lens

  1. nit (egg of a louse)

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Lens (definite accusative Lensi, plural Lensler)

  1. contact lens

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