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eyepiece

[ahy-pees] /ˈaɪˌpis/
noun
1.
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
1780-1790
1780-90; eye + piece
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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

eyepiece

/ˈaɪˌpiːs/
noun
1.
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')
n.
The compound lens located at the end of a microscope tube nearest the eye. Also called eyeglass.

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