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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
telescope /'teliskoup/
  • danh từ
    • kính thiên văn
    • nội động từ
      • lồng nhau (như hai ống của kính thiên văn)
        • the two tubes telescope: hai ống lồng vào nhau
    • ngoại động từ
      • đâm vào nhau, húc lồng vào nhau (xe lửa)
      • (thông tục) thâu tóm, thu gọn lại
        • he telescopes all his arguments into one sentence: anh ta thâu tóm tất cả lý lẽ của mình vào một câu
    Concise Dictionary
    +a magnifier of images of distant objects
    +crush together or collapse
    +make smaller or shorter

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 spyglass, Old-fashioned glass; refracting telescope, reflecting telescope, radio telescope:
    Through the telescope, he could just discern the American coastline.
    2 shorten, compress, abbreviate, curtail, condense, summarize, précis, digest, tighten (up), boil down, abridge, truncate, abstract:
    Telescope the report into two columns for page 2.
    3 concertina, squash, crush:
    The first three carriages of the train were telescoped in the crash.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    noun, verb
    + noun
    a piece of equipment shaped like a tube, containing LENSES, that you look through to make objects that are far away appear larger and nearer: to look at the stars through a telescope
    See also - RADIO TELESCOPE
    + verb
    1 [V, VN] to become shorter, or make sth shorter, by sliding sections inside one another
    2 [VN] ~ sth (into sth) to reduce sth so that it happens in less time: Three episodes have been telescoped into a single programme.
    Collocation Dictionary


    powerful | 26-metre, 60-millimetre, etc. | astronomical, optical, radio, space
    images from the Hubble space telescope


    use | look at sth with/without, see sth with/without
    stars that cannot be seen without a telescope
    | look (at sth) through, view sth through | set up
    She set up her telescope on the balcony.
    | build
    building the largest telescope in the world


    through a/the ~


    the wrong end of a telescope
    He felt as if he were seeing things through the wrong end of a telescope.

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