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.