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telescope

noun

1 telescope

A magnifier of images of distant objects.

synonym: scope.

Roget 445: optical instruments; lens, meniscus, magnifier, sunglass, magnifying glass, hand lens; microscope, megascope, tienoscope.    spectacles, specs [Coll.], glasses, barnacles, ... show more

Dutch: kijker, telescoop
Polish: teleskop



verb

1 telescope

Crush together or collapse.

Roget 276: give an impetus etc. n.; impel, push; start, give a start to, set going; drive, urge, boom; thrust, prod, ... show more

2 telescope

Make smaller or shorter.


Moby thesaurus: Cassegrainian telescope, Newtonian telescope, OAO, OSO, abbreviate, abridge, abstract, astronomical observatory, astronomical telescope, binoculars, bob, boil down, capsulize, clip, coelostat, compress, concertina, condense, contract, coronagraph ... show more.

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