reflecting telescope


noun

a type of telescope in which the initial image is formed by a concave mirrorAlso called: reflector Compare refracting telescope

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Scientific definitions for reflecting telescope

reflecting telescope
[ rĭ-flĕktĭng ]

See under telescope.
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