What does telescope mean?

Definitions for telescope
ˈtɛl əˌskoʊptele·scope

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. telescope, scope(verb)

    a magnifier of images of distant objects

  2. telescope(verb)

    crush together or collapse

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

  3. telescope(verb)

    make smaller or shorter

    "the novel was telescoped into a short play"

Wiktionary

  1. telescope(Noun)

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

  2. telescope(Noun)

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

  3. telescope(Verb)

    To extend or contract in the manner of a telescope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Telescope(noun)

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

  2. Telescope(adj)

    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. Telescope(verb)

    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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How to say telescope in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    With the eyes of the Hubble Space Telescope we have seen that the House of God is the House of Chaos!

  2. Joachim Saur:

    I was always brainstorming how we could use a telescope in other ways, is there a way you could use a telescope to look inside a planetary body? Then I thought, the aurorae! Because aurorae are controlled by the magnetic field, if you observe the aurorae in an appropriate way, you learn something about the magnetic field. If you know the magnetic field, then you know something about the moon's interior.

  3. 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.

  4. The National:

    Yellowstone regulations require visitors to stay 100 yards from black and grizzly bears at all times. The best defense is to stay a safe distance from bears and use binoculars, a telescope or telephoto lens to get a closer look.

  5. Eleonora Troja:

    The 2016 event was very exciting at first. It was nearby and visible with every major telescope, including Very Large Telescope. But it didn't match our predictions -- we expected to see the infrared emission become brighter and brighter over several weeks.

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