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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 Korean 현미경, 망원경…
in Arabic تِليسْكوب, مِنْظار مُقَرِّب…
in French télescope…
in Turkish teleskop…
in Italian telescopio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 望遠鏡…
in Russian телескоп…
in Polish teleskop…
in Spanish telescopio…
in Portuguese telescópio…
in German das Teleskop…
in Catalan telescopi…
in Japanese 望遠鏡…
in Chinese (Simplified) 望远镜…
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