verb (used with object), tel·e·scoped, tel·e·scop·ing.
verb (used without object), tel·e·scoped, tel·e·scop·ing.
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Origin of telescope
OTHER WORDS FROM telescopenon·tel·e·scop·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for telescope
His parents drove him an hour and a half to visit the telescope.Arecibo Observatory, an ‘icon of Puerto Rican science,’ will be demolished|Lisa Grossman|November 19, 2020|Science News
The whole point of Kepler was to help scientists figure out what kinds of interstellar objects they ought to devote more resources to studying to find extraterrestrial life, especially with space-based telescopes whose observation time is limited.Half the Milky Way’s sun-like stars could be home to Earth-like planets|Neel Patel|November 6, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Researchers compared the radio waves of FRB 200428 with x-ray observations made by six space telescopes, as well as other ground-based observatories.We just found a source for one of the most mysterious phenomena in astronomy|Neel Patel|November 4, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Using an array of telescopes in Chile, she hopes to find more of these fast-spinning objects and learn what they can reveal about how galaxies are formed.How one Turkish astronomer discovered a completely new kind of galaxy|Science Friday|October 29, 2020|Popular Science
Working with scientists at the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico, he beamed the genetic sequence for the most abundant protein on Earth, critical to photosynthesis, to nearby stars.Preserving a Sense of Wonder in DNA - Issue 92: Frontiers|Virat Markandeya|October 28, 2020|Nautilus
It was an all-hands operation, telescoping what would normally be a nine-month process into five short weeks.
The dramatizer of a novel faces many opportunities for this telescoping of scenes.Dramatic Technique|George Pierce Baker
The telescoping of the two ideas, resulting in the word "Vorschwein," plainly reveals the speaker's opinion of the affair.A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis|Sigmund Freud
He had not had any legs for a good many minutes; the telescoping process is numbing in the extreme.The Very Small Person|Annie Hamilton Donnell
His metal cane was in reality an extension rod, not unlike a telescoping fishing-rod.The Secret Wireless|Lewis E. Theiss
Grislow lowered the glass and slid the telescoping sun tubes home with a snap.The City of Numbered Days|Francis Lynde
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A device used by astronomers to magnify images or collect more light from distant objects by gathering and concentrating radiation. The most familiar kind of telescope is the optical telescope, which collects radiation in the form of visible light. It may work by reflection, with a bowl-shaped mirror at its base, or by refraction, with a system of lenses. Other kinds of telescopes collect other kinds of radiation; there are radio telescopes (which collect radio waves), x-ray telescopes, and infrared telescopes. Radio and optical telescopes may be situated on the Earth, since the Earth's atmosphere allows light and radio waves through but absorbs radiation from several other regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. X-ray telescopes are placed in space.