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telescope

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈtelɪskəʊp/
B2 a piece of equipment, in the shape of a tube, that makes things that are far away look bigger or nearerOptics, microscopy and lasersEyesight, glasses and lensesLaboratory equipment
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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