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Topic: ASTRONOMY

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: telescopium, from Greek teleskopos 'seeing a long way', from tele- ( TELE-) + skopos 'watcher'

telescope

1 noun
     
telescope
tel‧e‧scope1 [countable]
HA a piece of equipment shaped like a tube, used for making distant objects look larger and closer
through a telescope
Details on the moon's surface can only be seen through a telescope.
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