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Definition 1: a magnifier of images of distant objects - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for telescope in the sense of this definition

(telescope is a kind of ...) a scientific instrument that magnifies an image

(... is a kind of telescope ) any telescope designed to collect and record electromagnetic radiation from cosmic sources

(... is a kind of telescope ) a small telescope attached to a large telescope to use in setting the line of the larger one

(... is a kind of telescope ) a telescope whose mounting has only two axes of motion, one parallel to the Earth's axis and the other one at right angles to it

(... is a kind of telescope ) a telescope designed to make observations of the sun

(... is a kind of telescope ) a telescope mounted on an axis running east and west and used to time the transit of a celestial body across the meridian

(telescope is a part of ...) a device that controls amount of light admitted

(telescope is a part of ...) optical device that helps a user to find the target of interest

(telescope is a part of ...) optical device having a triangular shape and made of glass or quartz; used to deviate a beam or invert an image

Definition 2: make smaller or shorter - [verb of change]

Samples where telescope or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the novel was telescoped into a short play

(telescope is a kind of ...) make more concise

"condense the contents of a book into a summary"

Definition 3: crush together or collapse - [verb of contact]

Samples where telescope or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • In the accident, the cars telescoped
  • my hiking sticks telescope and can be put into the backpack

(telescope is a kind of ...) to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition

"crush an aluminum can" "squeeze a lemon"

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