What does periscope mean?

Definitions for periscopeˈpɛr əˌskoʊp

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. periscope(noun)

    an optical instrument that provides a view of an otherwise obstructed field

GCIDE

  1. Periscope(n.)

    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.

  2. Origin: [Pref. peri- + -scope.]

Wiktionary

  1. periscope(Noun)

    A form of viewing device that allows the viewer to see things at a different height level and usually with minimal visibility.

  2. periscope(Noun)

    : A general or comprehensive view.

  3. periscope(Verb)

    To rise and peer around, in the manner of a periscope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Periscope(noun)

    a general or comprehensive view

  2. Periscope(noun)

    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

  3. Origin: [Pref. peri- + -scope.]

Freebase

  1. Periscope

    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

  1. Periscope

    per′i-skōp, n. an instrument like the altiscope, used in directing submarine boats.—adj. Periscop′ic. [Gr. peri, about, skopein, to see.]

CrunchBase

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of periscope in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of periscope in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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