Meaning of “magnifying glass” in the English Dictionary

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magnifying glassnoun [ C ]

us /ˈmæɡ·nəˌfɑɪ·ɪŋ ˌɡlæs/

a special piece of glass, usually with a handle, that you hold over an object in order to make it appear larger

(Definition of “magnifying glass” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)