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- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈtɛl.ɪ.skəʊp/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈtɛl.əˌskoʊp/
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- Hyphenation: tele‧scope
telescope (plural telescopes)
- A monocular optical instrument that magnifies distant objects, especially in astronomy.
- Any instrument used in astronomy for observing distant objects (such as a radio telescope).
- (television) A retractable tubular support for lights.
- 1963, Television Engineering: Report, page 245:
- In some studios the telescopes are fixed to the lighting grid […]
optical instrument that magnifies
- (transitive, intransitive) To extend or contract in the manner of a telescope.
- (transitive, intransitive) To slide or pass one within another, after the manner of the sections of a small telescope or spyglass.
- (intransitive) To come into collision, as railway cars, in such a manner that one runs into another.
- (transitive, intransitive, mathematics, of a series) To collapse, via cancellation.
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