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magnifying glass Line breaks: mag¦ni¦fy|ing glass
Pronunciation: /ˈmaɡnɪfʌɪɪŋ ɡlɑːs/

Definition of magnifying glass in English:

noun

A lens that produces an enlarged image, typically set in a frame with a handle and used to examine small or finely detailed things such as fingerprints and fine print.
Example sentences
  • A magnifying glass or 10X hand lens is helpful in examining plants for the presence of mites.
  • You may request a magnifying glass to read the fine print.
  • To focus the image, move the magnifying glass closer or farther away from the candle.

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