telescope
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: New Latin telescopium, from Greek tēleskopos farseeing, from tēle- tele- + skopos watcher; akin to Greek skopein to look — more at spy Date: 1648 1. a usually tubular optical instrument for viewing distant objects by means of the refraction of light rays through a lens or the reflection of light rays by a concave mirror — compare reflector, refractor 2. any of various tubular magnifying optical instruments 3. radio telescope II. verb (-scoped; -scoping) Date: 1867 intransitive verb 1. to become forced together lengthwise with one part entering another as the result of collision 2. to slide or pass one within another like the cylindrical sections of a collapsible hand telescope 3. to become compressed or condensed transitive verb 1. to cause to telescope 2. compress, condense <
the book arbitrarily telescopes time and space, and as arbitrarily extends them — Phoebe Adams
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  • Telescope — Télescope Pour les articles homonymes, voir Télescope (homonymie). Un télescope, (du grec tele signifiant « loin » et skopein signifiant « regarder, voir »), est un instrument optique permettant d augmenter la luminosité ainsi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Téléscope — Télescope Pour les articles homonymes, voir Télescope (homonymie). Un télescope, (du grec tele signifiant « loin » et skopein signifiant « regarder, voir »), est un instrument optique permettant d augmenter la luminosité ainsi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • télescope — [ telɛskɔp ] n. m. • 1614; it. telescopio ou lat. mod. telescopium (1611), formé sur le gr. 1 ♦ Instrument d optique destiné à l observation des objets éloignés, et spécialt des astres. ⇒ lunette (astronomique). Lentilles, miroirs de télescope. 2 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Telescope — Tel e*scope (t[e^]l [ e]*sk[=o]p), a. Capable of being extended or compacted, like a telescope, by the sliding of joints or parts one within the other; telescopic; as, a telescope bag; telescope table, etc.; now more commonly replaced by the term …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Telescope — Tel e*scope, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Telescoped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Telescoping}.] To slide or pass one within another, after the manner of the sections of a small telescope or spyglass; to come into collision, as railway cars, in such a manner that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Telescope — Tel e*scope, v. t. 1. To cause to come into collision, so as to telescope. [Recent] [1913 Webster] 2. to shorten or abridge significantly; as, to telescope a whole semester s lectures into one week. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • TeleScope — TéléScope Pour les articles homonymes, voir Télescope (homonymie). TéléScope est une télévision associative qui diffusa à Rouen des courts métrages et des reportages sur la culture et la vie associative de la ville. Elle a été diffusé dans trois… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • telescope — [tel′ə skōp΄] n. [It telescopio (coined by GALILEO, 1611) < ModL telescopium < Gr tēleskopos, seeing from a distance: see TELE & SCOPE] an optical instrument for making distant objects, as the stars, appear nearer and consequently larger:… …   English World dictionary

  • telescope — index abridge (shorten), abstract (summarize), constrict (compress) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • telescope — TELESCOPE. s. m. Terme d optique, Lunette pour speculer, pour observer les astres …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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