Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An optical instrument by means of which pictures are made to present a more natural and life-like appearance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An instrument for viewing pictures by means of a lens, so as to present them in their natural proportions and relations.

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  • noun An instrument for viewing pictures by means of a lens, so as to present them in their natural proportions and relations.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek

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