how to pronounce lens


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lens is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of lens in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… in january 1906 the lens railway company …”

meanings of lens


  1. A device which focuses or defocuses electron beams.
  2. The transparent crystalline structure in the eye.
  3. A convex shape bounded by two circular arcs, joined at their endpoints, the corresponding concave shape being a lune.
  4. An object, usually made of glass, that focuses or defocuses the light that passes through it.
  5. A way of looking, literally or figuratively, at something. lens.
  6. A genus of the legume family; its bean.
  7. A body of rock, ice, or water shaped like a convex lens.
  8. A construct used in statically-typed functional programming languages to access nested data structures.


  1. To film, shoot.
  2. To become thinner towards the edges.

lens frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word lens occurs in english on average 6.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics lens can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that lens can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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