biconvex lens adasi-ye dokuž Fr.: lentille biconvexe A spherical lens with two convex faces. The radii of curvature for the two surfaces may or may not be the same. Biconvex, from → bi- + → convex; → lens. Adasi, → lens; dokuž "biconvex" from do-, → bi- + kuž, → convex. |
concavo-convex lens adasi-ye kâv-kuž (#) Fr.: lentille concavo-convexe A type of → convergent lens that is concave on one surface and convex on the opposite surface. Also called → meniscus lens. Meniscus lenses are used most often in conjunction with another lens to produce an optical system of a longer or shorter → focal length than the original lens. |
convex kuž (#) Fr.: convexe Having a surface that is curved or rounded outward. From M.Fr. convexe, from L. convexus "vaulted, arched," p.p. of convehere "to bring together," from → com- "together" + vehere "to bring" (cf. Skt. vah- "to carry, lead," vahitra "vehicle," Av. vazaiti "to lead," Mid.Pers. waz-, wazidan "to carry away," Gk. oxos "chariot," PIE base *wegh- "to go, carry, drive"). Kuž "humped," Mid.Pers. kôf "hill, mountain; hump" (Mod.Pers. kuh, "mountain"), kôfik "humpbacked," O.Pers. kaufa-, Av. kaofa- "mountain." |
convex lens adasi-ye kuž (#) Fr.: lentille convexe A lens that converges an incident beam of light to a focus. → convex; → lens. |
doubly convex do-kuž Fr.: double-convexe |
plano-convex lens adasi-ye taxt-kuž (#) Fr.: lentille plano-convexe A → convergent lens that has one flat side and one convex side. Plano-convex lenses focus parallel rays of light to a positive point, thus forming → real images. |