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telescope

noun [C]     /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 mirrorsOptics, microscopy and lasersEyesight, glasses and lenses telescopic     /ˌtel.ɪˈskɒp.ɪk/ US  /-əˈskɑː.pɪk/ adjective a telescopic lensOptics, microscopy and lasersEyesight, glasses and lenses
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