Definitions for telescope
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a magnifier of images of distant objects
crush together or collapse
"In the accident, the cars telescoped"; "my hiking sticks telescope and can be put into the backpack"
make smaller or shorter
"the novel was telescoped into a short play"
A monocular optical instrument possessing magnification for observing distant objects, especially in astronomy.
Any instrument used in astronomy for observing distant objects (such as a radio telescope).
To extend or contract in the manner of a telescope.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A long glass by which distant objects are viewed.
Etymology: telescope, Fr. τέλος and σϰοπέω.
The telescope discovers to us distant wonders in the heavens, and shews the milky way, and the bright cloudy spots, in a very dark sky, to be a collection of little stars. Isaac Watts.
an optical instrument used in viewing distant objects, as the heavenly bodies
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
to cause to come into collision, so as to 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
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.]
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
The numerical value of telescope in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of telescope in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
To test how to use lunar material to build some structures, not only houses, but also for a telescope or whatever, will teach us also how to do it on Mars.
The SETI Institute will develop and install an interface on the VLA, permitting unprecedented access to the rich data stream continuously produced by the telescope as it scans the sky.
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.
Affection, like melancholy, magnifies trifles; but the magnifying of the one is like looking through a telescope at heavenly objects; that of the other, like enlarging monsters with a microscope.
If planets can survive their star's demise, could life as well ? The James Webb Space Telescope, launching soon, could very well answer the question, if life could survive even on planets circling stellar corpses, that would make for an amazing future of our cosmos.
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- منظار, مقراب, تلسكوبArabic
- telescopiCatalan, Valencian
- Fernrohr, TeleskopGerman
- تلسکوپ, اختربینPersian
- teleskooppi, kaukoputkiFinnish
- télescope, lunetteFrench
- teileascóp, cianradharcánIrish
- glainne-amhaircScottish Gaelic
- teropong, teleskopIndonesian
- cannocchiale, telescopioItalian
- テレスコープ, 望遠鏡Japanese
- 望遠鏡, 망원경Korean
- teropong jauh, teleskopMalay
- telescoop, kijkerDutch
- teleskopNorwegian Nynorsk
- telescop, lunetăRomanian
- далекозор, dalekozor, teleskop, телескопSerbo-Croatian
- ďalekohľad, teleskopSlovak
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