from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An arrangement of lenses or mirrors or both that gathers visible light, permitting direct observation or photographic recording of distant objects.
- n. Any of various devices, such as a radio telescope, used to detect and observe distant objects by their emission, transmission, reflection, or other interaction with invisible radiation.
- transitive v. To cause to slide inward or outward in overlapping sections, as the cylindrical sections of a small hand telescope do.
- transitive v. To make more compact or concise; condense.
- intransitive v. To slide inward or outward in or as if in overlapping cylindrical sections: a camp bucket that telescopes into a disk.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A monocular optical instrument possessing magnification for observing distant objects, especially in astronomy.
- n. Any instrument used in astronomy for observing distant objects (such as a radio telescope).
- v. To extend or contract in the manner of a telescope.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being extended or compacted, like a telescope, by the sliding of joints or parts one within the other; telescopic
- n. An optical instrument used in viewing distant objects, as the heavenly bodies.
- intransitive v. 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 one runs into another; to become compressed in the manner of a telescope, due to a collision or other force.
- transitive v. To cause to come into collision, so as to telescope.
- transitive v. to shorten or abridge significantly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To drive into one another like the movable joints or slides of a spy-glass: as, in the collision the forward cars were telescoped; to shut up or protrude like a jointed telescope.
- To move in the same manner as the slides of a pocket-telescope; especially, to run or be driven together so that the one partially enters the other: as, two of the carriages telescoped.
- n. An optical instrument by means of which distant objects are made to appear nearer and larger.
- n. [capitalized] Same as Telescopium.
- n. A telescope with its tube completely filled with water. Such an instrument was used by Airy at Greenwich, about 1870, as part of a zenith-sector, in order to settle by observation certain questions relating to the aberration of light.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. crush together or collapse
- v. make smaller or shorter
- n. a magnifier of images of distant objects
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This telescope is the largest solar one on our fair planet at the moment.
The word "telescope" comes from the Greek, tele (τηλε) meaning "far off", and skopein (σκοπειν) meaning "to see."
If the telescope is set to watch for planetary transitions, what percentage of solar systems will be seen edge on by this telescope?
No. If the telescope is set to watch for planetary transitions, what percentage of solar systems will be seen edge on by this telescope?
The nearly 50-pound Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, which combines a 14-inch mirror and lens, is easy to use, Olin said.
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Unlike my grandmother the telescope is showing no signs of slowing down.
To celebrate the event a much better telescope is available for $15 for people who want to begin to probe the sky on their own.