Definition of microlensing in English:

microlensing

noun

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

adjective

  • That microlenses.

Origin

1980s. From micro- + lensing. Compare macrolensing<br>1980s. From microlens + -ing; coined by B. Paczyński.

Pronunciation

microlensing

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