A small telescope.
An optical instrument you use to look at the stars that makes the stars appear closer is an example of a telescope.
Origin of telescopeItalian telescopio (coined by Galileo, 1611) from Modern Latin telescopium from Classical Greek t?leskopos, seeing from a distance: see tele- and -scope
intransitive verb-·scoped·, -·scop·ing
- to have one part slide into another part like the concentric tubes of a small, collapsible telescope
- to come into contact with such force that the colliding parts become compressed
- to cause to telescope
- to condense; shorten, as by combining parts, compressing, etc.
- An arrangement of lenses or mirrors or both that gathers light, permitting direct observation or photographic recording of distant objects.
- Any of various devices, such as a radio telescope, used to detect and observe distant objects by their emission, absorption, or reflection of electromagnetic radiation.
verbtel·e·scoped, tel·e·scop·ing, tel·e·scopes
- To cause to slide inward or outward in overlapping sections, as the cylindrical sections of a small hand telescope do.
- To make more compact or concise; condense.
Origin of telescopeNew Latin telescopium or Italian telescopio both from Greek tēleskopos far-seeing tēle- tele- skopos watcher ; see spek- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present telescopes, present participle telescoping, simple past and past participle telescoped)
Coined in 1611 by the Greek mathematician Giovanni Demisiani for one of Galileo Galilei's instruments presented at a banquet at the Accademia dei Lincei.