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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 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…
(Definition of telescope from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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