Optics. a combination of two or three lenses having a large aperture and used as a condenser for a compound microscope.
a microscope condenser invented by Ernst Abbe (1840-1905), German physicist
- Abbe number
the reciprocal of the dispersive power of a substance.
- Abbe sieyes
Emmanuel Joseph [e-ma-ny-el zhaw-zef] /ɛ ma nüˈɛl ʒɔˈzɛf/ (Show IPA), (“Abbé Sieyès”) 1748–1836, French priest and revolutionist. Historical Examples It is not to him, but to the abbe sieyes, that I address this chapter. The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume II Thomas Paine Like the abbe sieyes, Mr. Paine had completely mastered the science of […]
Emmanuel Joseph [e-ma-ny-el zhaw-zef] /ɛ ma nüˈɛl ʒɔˈzɛf/ (Show IPA), (“Abbé Sieyès”) 1748–1836, French priest and revolutionist. Historical Examples sieyes was very busy reading his prayers, and, for a few moments, he did not perceive their departure. Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, No. XXIII.–April, 1852.–Vol. IV. Various The Council of Ancients was to be brought around […]
adjective (informal) displaying well-developed abdominal muscles
a member of the secular clergy. a title of respect for any ecclesiastic or clergyman. Historical Examples The abbes and the Bishops and the priests are alike distrustful and hostile. A Heroine of France Evelyn Everett-Green The secret of the Lesbians was only employed, however, by the abbes and the castrata. The Memoires of Casanova, […]