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glasses

 [glas´ez]
lenses arranged in a frame holding them in the proper position in front of the eyes, as an aid to vision. Called also eyeglasses and spectacles.
bifocal glasses glasses with bifocal lenses; see also bifocal glasses.
trifocal glasses glasses with trifocal lenses.

spec·ta·cles

(spek'tĭ-kĕlz),
Lenses set in a frame that holds them in front of the eyes, used to correct errors of refraction or to protect the eyes. The parts of the spectacles are the lenses; the bridge between the lenses, resting on the nose; the rims or frames, encircling the lenses; the sides or temples that pass on either side of the head to the ears; the bows, the curved extremities of the temples; the shoulders, short bars attached to the rims or the lenses and jointed with the sides.
Synonym(s): eyeglasses, glasses (1)
[L. specto, pp. -atus, to watch, observe]

eyeglasses

/eye·glasses/ (-glas-ez) glasses.

spec·ta·cles

(spek'tă-kĕlz)
Lenses set in a frame that holds them in front of the eyes, used to correct errors of refraction or to protect the eyes. The parts of the spectacles are: the lenses; the bridge between the lenses, resting on the nose; the rims or frames, encircling the lenses; the sides or temples that pass on either side of the head to the ears; the bows, the curved extremities of the temples; and the shoulders, short bars attached to the rims or the lenses and jointed with the sides.
Synonym(s): eyeglasses, glasses.
[L. specto, pp. -atus, to watch, observe]
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