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telescope

noun [C] uk   /ˈtel.ɪ.skəʊp/  us   /-ə.skoʊp/
B2 a cylinder-shaped device for making objects that are far away look nearer and larger, using a combination of lenses, or lenses and curved mirrors
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telescopic
adjective uk   /ˌtel.ɪˈskɒp.ɪk/  us   /-əˈskɑː.pɪk/
a telescopic lens

telescope

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈtel.ɪ.skəʊp/  us   /-ə.skoʊp/
to make or become shorter by reducing the length of the parts: We had to telescope five visits into two days.
Translations of “telescope”
in Arabic تِليسْكوب, مِنْظار مُقَرِّب…
in Korean 현미경, 망원경…
in Malaysian teleskop…
in French télescope…
in Turkish teleskop…
in Italian telescopio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 望遠鏡…
in Russian телескоп…
in Polish teleskop…
in Vietnamese kính thiên văn…
in Spanish telescopio…
in Portuguese telescópio…
in Thai กล้องโทรทรรศน์…
in German das Teleskop…
in Catalan telescopi…
in Japanese 望遠鏡…
in Indonesian teleskop…
in Chinese (Simplified) 望远镜…
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