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a refracting telescope;
f indicates the focus
A telescope in which light from an object is gathered and focused by a lens, with the resulting image magnified by the eyepiece.
(Astronomy) a type of telescope in which the image is formed by a set of lenses. Also called: refractor Compare reflecting telescope
n., adj., v. -scoped, -scop•ing. n.
1. an optical instrument for making distant objects appear larger and nearer when viewed directly through lenses (refracting telescope) or indirectly as through images focused by a concave mirror (reflecting telescope).adj.
2. consisting of parts that slide one within another.v.t.
3. to force together, one into another, in the manner of the sliding tubes of a jointed telescope.
4. to shorten or condense.v.i.
5. to slide together in the manner of the tubes of a telescope.
6. to be driven one into another, as railroad cars in a collision.
7. to become condensed.
[1640–50; < New Latin telescopium or Italian telescopio]
A telescope in which light from an object is gathered and focused by lenses. See more at telescope.
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|Noun||1.||refracting telescope - optical telescope that has a large convex lens that produces an image that is viewed through the eyepiece|
Galilean telescope - a type of refracting telescope that is no longer used in astronomy
optical telescope - an astronomical telescope designed to collect and record light from cosmic sources
n → Refraktor m