telescope
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈtɛlɪskəʊp/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈtɛləˌskoʊp/
Noun

telescope (plural telescopes)

  1. A monocular optical instrument that magnifies distant objects, especially in astronomy.
  2. Any instrument used in astronomy for observing distant objects (such as a radio telescope).
Synonyms

Translations Verb

telescope (telescopes, present participle telescoping; past and past participle telescoped)

  1. (ambitransitive) To extend or contract in the manner of a telescope.
  2. (ambitransitive) To slide or pass one within another, after the manner of the sections of a small telescope or spyglass.
  3. (intransitive) To come into collision, as railway cars, in such a manner that one runs into another.



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