# concave

#### seanandkate

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Lenses are classified by the curvature of the two optical surfaces. Also called a "diverging lens" because it diverges parallel rays outward. A convex lens pinches inward toward the centre of the lens. When this curve occurs on both sides of a lens it is called "biconcave" and when it occurs on a single side it is called "plano-concave".

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