[ tel-uh-skoh-pee-uhm ]
/ ˌtɛl əˈskoʊ pi əm /
noun, genitive Tel·e·sco·pi·i [tel-uh-skoh-pee-ahy]. /ˌtɛl əˈskoʊ piˌaɪ/. Astronomy.
the Telescope, a small southern constellation between Ara and Corona Austrinus.
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Origin of Telescopium
From New Latin; see origin at telescope
Words nearby Telescopium
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British Dictionary definitions for Telescopium
/ (ˌtɛlɪˈskəʊpɪəm) /
noun Latin genitive Telescopii (ˌtɛlɪˈskəʊpɪˌaɪ)
an inconspicuous constellation in the S hemisphere, close to Sagittarius and Ara
Word Origin for Telescopium
New Latin; see telescope
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