Refracting telescope
Refracting Re*fract"ing, a. Serving or tending to refract; as, a refracting medium. [1913 Webster]

{Refracting angle of a prism} (Opt.), the angle of a triangular prism included between the two sides through which the refracted beam passes in the decomposition of light.

{Refracting telescope}. (Opt.) See under {Telescope}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Refracting telescope — Telescope Tel e*scope, n. [Gr. ? viewing afar, farseeing; ? far, far off + ? a watcher, akin to ? to view: cf. F. t[ e]lescope. See {Telegraph}, and { scope}.] An optical instrument used in viewing distant objects, as the heavenly bodies. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • refracting telescope — n. 1. a telescope in which a large biconvex lens causes light rays to converge to a focus, forming an image magnified by a biconvex eyepiece 2. a similar telescope in which the converging rays are intercepted by a biconcave eyepiece: See… …   Universalium

  • refracting telescope — n. 1. a telescope in which a large biconvex lens causes light rays to converge to a focus, forming an image magnified by a biconvex eyepiece 2. a similar telescope in which the converging rays are intercepted by a biconcave eyepiece: See… …   English World dictionary

  • refracting telescope — ► NOUN ▪ a telescope which uses a lens to collect and focus the light …   English terms dictionary

  • Refracting telescope — A refracting or refractor telescope is a dioptric telescope that uses a lens as its objective to form an image. The refracting telescope design was originally used in spy glasses and astronomical telescopes but is also used in other devices such… …   Wikipedia

  • refracting telescope — noun A telescope which produces a magnified image by refracting light through a series of lenses housed in a tube, with a light gathering objective lens at one end and an eyepiece at the other. Syn: refractor …   Wiktionary

  • refracting telescope — noun optical telescope that has a large convex lens that produces an image that is viewed through the eyepiece • Hypernyms: ↑optical telescope • Hyponyms: ↑field glass, ↑glass, ↑spyglass, ↑Galilean telescope …   Useful english dictionary

  • refracting telescope — /rəˌfræktɪŋ ˈtɛləskoʊp/ (say ruh.frakting teluhskohp) noun a telescope consisting essentially of a lens for forming an image and an eyepiece for viewing it. See telescope (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • refracting telescope. — See under telescope (def. 1). Also called refractor. [1755 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • refracting telescope — noun a telescope which uses a converging lens to collect the light …   English new terms dictionary

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