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[ahy-pees] /ˈaɪˌpis/
the lens or combination of lenses in an optical instrument through which the eye views the image formed by the objective lens or lenses; ocular.
Origin of eyepiece
1780-90; eye + piece Unabridged
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Examples from the web for eyepiece
  • To confirm eyepiece diameter, remove an eyepiece, and inspect the diaphragm size inside the eyepiece.
  • If the field is not in focus, twist the eyepiece until the graduations are clearly distinguishable.
  • There are dark shadows in the field which move as you turn around the eyepiece.
British Dictionary definitions for eyepiece


the lens or combination of lenses in an optical instrument nearest the eye of the observer
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eyepiece in Medicine

eyepiece eye·piece (ī'pēs')
The compound lens located at the end of a microscope tube nearest the eye. Also called eyeglass.

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eyepiece in Science
The lens or group of lenses closest to the eye in an optical instrument such as a telescope or microscope.
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