an optical instrument that provides a view of an otherwise obstructed field
An optical instrument of tubular shape containing an arrangement of lenses and mirrors (or prisms), allowing a person to observe a field of view otherwise obstructed, as beyond an obstructing object or (as in submarines) above the surface of the water.
Origin: [Pref. peri- + -scope.]
A form of viewing device that allows the viewer to see things at a different height level and usually with minimal visibility.
: A general or comprehensive view.
To rise and peer around, in the manner of a periscope.
a general or comprehensive view
an optical instrument of tubular shape containing an arrangement of lenses and mirrors (or prisms), allowing a person to observe a field of view otherwise obstructed, as beyond an obstructing object or (as in submarines) above the surface of the water
Origin: [Pref. peri- + -scope.]
A periscope is an instrument for observation from a concealed position. In its simplest form it consists of an outer case with mirrors at each end set parallel to each other at a 45-degree angle. This form of periscope, with the addition of two simple lenses, served for observation purposes in the trenches during World War I. Military personnel also use periscopes in some gun turrets and in armoured vehicles. More complex periscopes, using prisms instead of mirrors, and providing magnification, operate on submarines. The overall design of the classical submarine periscope is very simple: two telescopes pointed into each other. If the two telescopes have different individual magnification, the difference between them causes an overall magnification or reduction.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
per′i-skōp, n. an instrument like the altiscope, used in directing submarine boats.—adj. Periscop′ic. [Gr. peri, about, skopein, to see.]
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The numerical value of periscope in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of periscope in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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Periscope isn't really set up right now to accommodate brands, it's an experiment which is fun for a brand, but it is also risky.
There was a periscope through which the pilot could observe the tail assembly for signs of ice accumulation or mechanical malfunction.
When we think about what how we want to engage with our partners, it’s about making sure we’re connecting all the pieces of what’s possible, we want the entertainment category to know what to do with everything from GIFs to Periscope.
Without Congressman Scott Peters and without the technology of Periscope [ the sit-in ] would just be a debate in the Halls of Congress unrecorded because they turned off the microphones, but we raised our voices. They turned off the cameras and we went to Periscope.
The Clinton campaign team in particular has already demonstrated real savvy in their approach, with concerted efforts on everything from Snapchat to Periscope, from college organizing teams to interviews with thought leaders and perceived trendsetters like Lena Dunham.
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- teropong intip, periskop, teropong corong, teropong hendapMalay
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