Main meanings of microlensing in English

: microlensing1microlensing2

microlensing1

noun

Astronomy
  • The refraction of electromagnetic radiation by the gravitational field of a single star or planet.

Pronunciation

microlensing

/ˈmʌɪkrə(ʊ)ˌlɛnzɪŋ/ /ˌmʌɪkrə(ʊ)ˈlɛnzɪŋ/

Origin

1980s. From micro- + lensing.

Main meanings of microlensing in English

: microlensing1microlensing2

microlensing2

adjective

  • That microlenses.

Pronunciation

microlensing

/ˈmʌɪkrə(ʊ)ˌlɛnzɪŋ/ /ˌmʌɪkrə(ʊ)ˈlɛnzɪŋ/

Origin

1980s. From microlens + -ing; coined by B. Paczyński.