Telescope render




  • To extend or contract in the manner of a telescope.
  • To slide or pass one within another, after the manner of the sections of a small telescope or spyglass.
  • To come into collision, as railway cars, in such a manner that one runs into another.


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  • tele- + -scope.
  • From Latin tēlescopium, from Ancient Greek τηλεσκόπος ("far-seeing"), from τῆλε + σκοπέω.
  • 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. Telescopium.

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