borescope
noun Date: 1941 an optical device (as a prism or optical fiber) used to inspect an inaccessible space (as an engine cylinder)

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  • borescope — [bôr′skōp΄] n. [ BORE1 + SCOPE] an instrument, essentially a tube with a reflecting mirror and an eyepiece, used for inspecting the interior of shafts, well borings, tubing, etc., as to detect damage …   English World dictionary

  • Borescope — A borescope is an optical device consisting of a rigid or flexible tube with an eyepiece on one end, an objective lens on the other linked together by a relay optical system in between. The optical system is usually surrounded by optical fibers… …   Wikipedia

  • Borescope — Ein Endoskop (griechisch ἔνδον éndon ‚innen‘; σκοπεῖν skopein ‚beobachten‘) ist ein Gerät, mit dem das Innere von lebenden Organismen, aber auch technischen Hohlräumen untersucht oder gar manipuliert werden kann. Ursprünglich für die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • borescope — /bawr skohp , bohr /, n. Optics. an instrument using optical fibers for the visual inspection of narrow cavities, as the bore of a gun. [1955 60; BORE1 + SCOPE] * * * …   Universalium

  • borescope — noun An optical instrument used for seeing inside tight spaces, consisting of a rigid or flexible tube with an optical relay inside so that the view through a lens or window at one end of the tube may be seen from a lens or eyepiece in the… …   Wiktionary

  • borescope — bore·scope …   English syllables

  • borescope —   n.    an internally lighted optical instrument for viewing normally concealed or inaccessible components …   Locksmith dictionary

  • borescope — ˈbōrˌskōp noun ( s) Etymology: bore (II) + scope : a device usually consisting of either a prism or a tube with a small mirror at one end and used to inspect a cylindrical cavity (as the bore of a gun or the inside of a hydraulic cylinder) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Videoscope — Videoscopes or Video Borescopes = For the cult film publication see Phantom of the Movies Videoscope A flexible Videoscope or Video Borescope is an advanced type of borescope that houses a very small CCD chip embedded into the tip of the scope.… …   Wikipedia

  • Endoskop — Ein Endoskop (griechisch ἔνδον éndon ‚innen‘; σκοπεῖν skopein ‚beobachten‘) ist ein Gerät, mit dem das Innere von lebenden Organismen, aber auch technischen Hohlräumen untersucht oder gar manipuliert werden kann. Ursprünglich für die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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