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magnifying glassnoun [C]

uk   /ˈmæɡ.nɪ.faɪ.ɪŋ ˌɡlɑːs/  us   /ˈmæɡ.nə.faɪ.ɪŋ ˌɡlæs/
a ​piece of ​curvedglass that makes ​objectslooklarger than they are: He uses a ​magnifyingglass to ​readtinyprint.
(Definition of magnifying glass from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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magnifying glassnoun [C]

 us   /ˈmæɡ·nəˌfɑɪ·ɪŋ ˌɡlæs/
a ​specialpiece of glass, usually with a ​handle, that you ​hold over an ​object in ​order to make it ​appearlarger
(Definition of magnifying glass from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “magnifying glass”
in Arabic عَدَسة مُكَبِّرة…
in Korean 돋보기…
in Portuguese lupa…
in Catalan lupa…
in Japanese 虫めがね…
in Chinese (Simplified) 放大镜…
in Turkish büyüteç…
in Russian увеличительное стекло, лупа…
in Chinese (Traditional) 放大鏡…
in Italian lente d’ingrandimento…
in Polish lupa, szkło powiększające…
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