Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Shaped like a biconvex lens.
  • adj. Of or relating to a lens.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a lens.
  • adj. Shaped like a biconvex lens.
  • adj. Relating to a lenticular image.
  • n. A lenticular image.
  • n. A lenticular galaxy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling a lentil in size or form; having the form of a double-convex lens.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling a lentil in size or form.
  • Having the form of a double-convex lens, as some sends.
  • Of or pertaining to lenses generally.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. convex on both sides; shaped like a lentil

Etymologies

Latin lenticulāris, lentil-shaped, from lenticula, lentil; see lentil.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin lenticulāris ("lentil-shaped"), from lēns ("a lentil"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • These so-called lenticular screens are easy to produce, and have even shown up on Sharp laptop PCs and cell phones sold in Japan.

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  • And, in this particular case, we were caught in what's called a lenticular cloud, which may have been what Quinn was in as well.

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  • In places, this later tissue, especially in early life, is collected into little masses, which to a certain extent resemble the solitary nodules of the intestine, and are termed the lenticular glands of the stomach.

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  • The portion of the males found engaged in the body of our queens, hitherto called the lenticular substance, may be denominated a penis both from its position and use.

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  • Another name of this technology is called lenticular lenses tech.

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  • In an adjacent exhibition room, a row of 65-inch flat screens runs 3D animated films of flowers and plants that visitors can view without special glasses because the screens have been engineered to display something known as lenticular imaging.

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  • Similarly, the shape of the putamen and globus pallidus resembles a lens, and they are collectively called the lenticular nucleus.

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  • Using "lenticular" technology, the separate left and right eye images are interlaced on a furrowed surface to create the stereoscopic illusion.

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  • Images can also be made into special 'lenticular' prints - via a unique printing process which will shortly be available in the UK for the first time and in a range of sizes up to 9inx6in.

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  • Other 3D TV displays, such as lenticular lens arrays, can only provide either horizontal or vertical parallax.

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  • From "A Field of Snow on a Slope of the Rosenberg" by Guy Davenport.

    January 19, 2010

  • A printing technology that uses a lenticular lens to create an illusion of depth or animation when the image is viewed at different angles.

    Wikipedia:
    Each image is sliced into strips, which are then interlaced with one or more other images. These are printed on the back of a piece of plastic, with a series of long, thin lenses molded into the other side. The lenses are lined up with each image interlace, so that light reflected off each strip is refracted in a slightly different direction, but the light from all strips of a given image are sent in the same direction (parallel).
    The end result is that a single eye or camera looking at the print sees a single whole image, but an eye or camera with a different angle of view will see a different image.

    September 5, 2008