What does telescope mean?

Definitions for telescope
ˈtɛl əˌskoʊptele·scope

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. telescope, scopeverb

    a magnifier of images of distant objects

  2. telescopeverb

    crush together or collapse

    "In the accident, the cars telescoped"; "my hiking sticks telescope and can be put into the backpack"

  3. telescopeverb

    make smaller or shorter

    "the novel was telescoped into a short play"

Wiktionary

  1. telescopenoun

    A monocular optical instrument possessing magnification for observing distant objects, especially in astronomy.

  2. telescopenoun

    Any instrument used in astronomy for observing distant objects (such as a radio telescope).

  3. telescopeverb

    To extend or contract in the manner of a telescope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Telescopenoun

    an optical instrument used in viewing distant objects, as the heavenly bodies

  2. Telescopeadjective

    to slide or pass one within another, after the manner of the sections of a small telescope or spyglass; to come into collision, as railway cars, in such a manner that one runs into another

  3. Telescopeverb

    to cause to come into collision, so as to telescope

Freebase

  1. Telescope

    A telescope is an instrument that aids in the observation of remote objects by collecting electromagnetic radiation. The first known practical telescopes were invented in the Netherlands at the beginning of the 17th century, using glass lenses. They found use in terrestrial applications and astronomy. Within a few decades, the reflecting telescope was invented, which used mirrors. In the 20th century many new types of telescopes were invented, including radio telescopes in the 1930s and infrared telescopes in the 1960s. The word telescope now refers to a wide range of instruments detecting different regions of the electromagnetic spectrum, and in some cases other types of detectors. The word "telescope" was coined in 1611 by the Greek mathematician Giovanni Demisiani for one of Galileo Galilei's instruments presented at a banquet at the Accademia dei Lincei. In the Starry Messenger Galileo had used the term "perspicillum".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Telescope

    tel′e-skōp, n. an optical instrument for viewing objects at a distance.—v.t. to drive together so that one thing, as a railway-carriage in a collision, slides into another like the movable joints of a spyglass.—v.i. to be forced into each other in such a way.—adjs. Telescop′ic, -al, pertaining to, performed by, or like a telescope: seen only by a telescope.—adv. Telescop′ically.—adj. Tel′escopiform.—ns. Tel′escopist, one who uses the telescope; Tel′escopy (or tē-les′-), the art of constructing or of using the telescope. [Fr.,—Gr. tēle, at a distance, skopein, to see.]

Editors Contribution

  1. telescope

    A type of instrument.

    The children love the telescope and use it to view the stars as often as possible.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of telescope in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of telescope in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of telescope in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Rimmele:

    The Inouye Solar Telescope's all about the magnetic field, to unravel the Sun's biggest mysteries, we have to not only be able to clearly see these tiny structures from 93 million miles away but very precisely measure their magnetic field strength and direction near the surface and trace the field as it extends out into the million-degree corona, the outer atmosphere of the Sun.

  2. Emily Petroff:

    All we can do is learn from our experience with this discovery and create a more efficient system for next time, we still spend a large amount of time looking for fast radio bursts with the Parkes telescope and the next time we are in the right place at just the right time, we'll be able to act faster than ever before and hopefully solve the mystery once and for all!

  3. Dr. Seuss:

    I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities.

  4. Lister Staveley-Smith:

    Hundreds of new galaxies were discovered, using the same telescope that was used to broadcast the TV pictures from Apollo 11, the electronic technology at the back end is substantially different and that is why we can still keep using these old telescopes.

  5. Martin Turbet:

    Our results have strong implications for exoplanets, as they suggest that a large fraction of the exoplanets that were thought to be capable of having surface oceans of liquid water are probably now desiccated because they never succeeded in condensing and thus forming their first oceans, this is particularly important for exoplanets around low mass stars like TRAPPIST-1, which will be prime targets for NASA and ESA's James Webb Space Telescope, to be launched in December this year.

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