field lens

field lens
noun
the lens that is farthest from the eye in an optical device with more than one lens
Hypernyms: ↑lens, ↑lense, ↑lens system

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noun
1. : a lens located at or near the plane of a real image whose function is to collect and redirect the rays into some other element of the optical system
2. : the one of two lenses forming the eyepiece of a telescope or compound microscope that is nearer the object glass and that directs the rays into the eye lens

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Optics.
the lens in an eyepiece that is farthest from the eye and that deviates rays toward the center of the eye lens.
[1830-40]

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field lens,
the lens furthest from the eye in the eyepiece of a microscope or telescope.

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n. in a multiple lens optical system, the lens farthest from the eye

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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