noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1879 a tubular optical instrument containing lenses and mirrors by which an observer obtains an otherwise obstructed field of view

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  • périscope — [ periskɔp ] n. m. • 1899; zool. 1874; gr. periskopein « regarder autour » ♦ Instrument d optique formé de lentilles et de prismes permettant à un observateur de voir par dessus un obstacle. Périscopes des sous marins, des chars d assaut (⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Periscope — Périscope  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Périscope (homonymie).  Principe général d un périscope …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Periscope — (Афины,Греция) Категория отеля: 4 звездочный отель Адрес: Haritos 22, Kolonaki, Афины, 106 7 …   Каталог отелей

  • Periscope — (Имеровиглион,Греция) Категория отеля: Адрес: Imerovigli, Имеровиглион, 84700, Греция …   Каталог отелей

  • Periscope — Per i*scope, n. [Pref. peri + scope.] A general or comprehensive view. [R.] [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • periscope — 1899, formed in English from PERI (Cf. peri ) around + SCOPE (Cf. scope) instrument for viewing. Earlier (1865) a technical term in photography …   Etymology dictionary

  • periscope — ► NOUN ▪ a tube attached to a set of mirrors or prisms, by which an observer in a submerged submarine or behind an obstacle can see things that are otherwise out of sight. DERIVATIVES periscopic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • periscope — [per′ə skōp΄] n. [ PERI + SCOPE] 1. a periscopic lens 2. an optical instrument consisting of a tube holding a system of lenses and mirrors or prisms, so arranged that a person looking through the eyepiece at one end can see objects reflected at… …   English World dictionary

  • Periscope — For the 1916 French film, see Le périscope. Principle of the periscope. The periscope on the left uses mirrors whereas the right uses prisms. a Mirrors b Prisms c Observer s eye …   Wikipedia

  • Périscope —  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Périscope (homonymie).  Principe général d un périscope …   Wikipédia en Français

  • periscope — n. 1) to lower; raise a periscope 2) (as commands) periscope down; periscope up * * * raise a periscope periscope up (as commands) periscope down to lower …   Combinatory dictionary

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