reflecting telescope
noun Date: circa 1704 reflector 2

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  • Reflecting 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

  • Reflecting telescope — Reflecting Re*flect ing, a. 1. Throwing back light, heat, etc., as a mirror or other surface. [1913 Webster] 2. Given to reflection or serious consideration; reflective; contemplative; as, a reflecting mind. [1913 Webster] {Reflecting circle}, an …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reflecting telescope — n. any of several telescopes having as the objective a paraboloid mirror mounted at the lower end of the tube and using various systems of mirrors for viewing the image by reflecting the incident light to an eyepiece; reflector * * * …   Universalium

  • reflecting telescope — ► NOUN ▪ a telescope in which a mirror is used to collect and focus light …   English terms dictionary

  • reflecting telescope — n. any of several telescopes having as the objective a paraboloid mirror mounted at the lower end of the tube and using various systems of mirrors for viewing the image by reflecting the incident light to an eyepiece; reflector …   English World dictionary

  • Reflecting telescope — 24 inch convertible Newtonian/Cassegrain reflecting telescope on display at the Franklin Institute. A reflecting telescope (also called a reflector) is an optical telescope which uses a single or combination of curved mirrors that reflect light… …   Wikipedia

  • reflecting telescope — noun optical telescope consisting of a large concave mirror that produces an image that is magnified by the eyepiece Isaac Newton invented the reflecting telescope in 1668 • Syn: ↑reflector • Hypernyms: ↑optical telescope • Hyponyms: ↑Cassegrai …   Useful english dictionary

  • reflecting telescope — veidrodinis teleskopas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. mirror telescope; reflecting telescope vok. Spiegelfernrohr, n; Spiegelteleskop, n rus. зеркальный телескоп, m; отражательный телескоп, m pranc. télescope à miroirs, m; télescope… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • reflecting telescope — noun A telescope which produces a magnified image by reflecting light through a series of mirrors housed in a tube, using a large curved mirror to gather the light and one or more additional mirrors to transmit the light to an eyepiece. Syn:… …   Wiktionary

  • reflecting telescope. — See under telescope (def. 1). Also called reflector. [1695 1705] * * * …   Universalium

  • reflecting telescope — noun a telescope in which a mirror is used to collect and focus light …   English new terms dictionary

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