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  7. [equipment by profession or discipline]
  8. [equipment for science and technology]
  9. optical instruments
  10. microscopes
Scope note
Optical instruments consisting of a lens or combination of lenses that allow the viewing of objects that are too small to be seen with the naked, unaided eye. The term may also be used for various types of instruments that use a stream of electrons (electron microscope), electromagnetic radiation (x-ray microscope), or other means other than light and lenses to magnify images of small objects.
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024