The world of emoji is a complex and extremely diverse one. To date, it is counted that there are more than 3000 emoji in existence and new ones are being added every month. The main purpose of emoji is to help people who are sending messages to give a more defined and clearer meaning to their words and speech. Despite this, there are some emoji whose meaning is not so well known and very often many people wonder what certain emoji are used for. Today we are going to analyse the 🔎 Magnifying Glass Emoji: we will try to understand what it represents, what it means, when it should be used, etc. etc.
Let's get started!
What does 🔎 Magnifying Glass stand for?
The Magnifying Glass is represented by this emoji 🔎 which, basically, is a real 🔎 Magnifying Glass tilted 45 degrees. As with all emoji there are various shapes and types of the 🔎 Magnifying Glass, which vary from one another depending on the operating system you are using. The one we have shown here (🔎) is the most commonly used as it is present for the WhatsApp and telegram messaging apps.
When did the 🔎 Magnifying Glass Emoji created?
The 🔎 Magnifying Glass Emoji was first introduced in 2006 within Unicode 6.0 and later in 2010 within emoji 1.0. For the uninitiated, Unicode 6.0 and, later, emoji 1.0 are two encoding systems that assign a unique number to each character used for writing text, independent of the language, computer platform and programme used.
What does the 🔎 Magnifying Glass Emoji mean?
Let us now go into more detail to find out what the meaning of the 🔎 Magnifying Glass Emoji is and in which instuations it can be used.
1. The object itself
Firstly, of course, the 🔎 Magnifying Glass represents the object itself: that is, a 🔎 Magnifying Glass. You can therefore use this emoji when you are talking to emics and referring to the object of the 🔎 Magnifying Glass :
* Today I lost the old 🔎 Magnifying Glass that my grandfather had given me
2. Expressing curiosity
Like all emoji, the 🔎 Magnifying Glass Emoji also has a metaphorical meaning. In this case, this emoji represents curiosity and the desire to discover something new. You can use the emoji 🔎 when describing yourself by saying that you are a curious person.
* Jack is a person who is always eager to discover many things 🔎
In this case the meaning of curious does not refer to a person who is intrusive and wants to know things about others, but a person who loves to study and discover new things.
3. Asking for clarification
The siginifcate of this emoji, however, does not stop there. You can also use the 🔎 Magnifying Glass when you want to say that you didn't understand something. When, for example, you are chatting with a person and you are talking about a complex topic, you can use this emoji 🔎 to indicate the fact that you did not understand certain passages of speech.
* Hey, excuse me! This is a very difficult topic for me. Could you please explain this last thing 🔎 to me again?
4. Asking for a closer look
You can also use this emoji in case you are talking to a person and you want to know more about a certain topic.
* That's very interesting what you're telling me!!! Could you tell me more about this 🔎?
Yet another case in which you can use the 🔎 Magnifying Glass Emoji is in case you tell a person that you are investigating something. If you are trying to find out more about a person or if you are trying to discover something that is hidden or if, again, you are trying to uncover a secret that someone is keeping from you, this 🔎 is the emoji for you!
* Tom told me that no one is hiding anything from me, but I'm not sure if he's telling the truth. I'm trying to find out more about this issue by asking some of his friends 🔎
As we have seen, the 🔎 Magnifying Glass Emoji can be used in many contexts and can indicate many things. In general, however, we can say that it refers to the world of discovery and research. Now you know what the 🔎 Magnifying Glass Emoji stands for and you are ready to use it the next time you come across it!