1. A piece of equipment shaped like a tube that a person can look through to make distant objects appear closer and larger.
2. An arrangement of lenses or mirrors or both that gathers visible light, permitting direct observation or photographic recording of distant objects.
3. A device that collects light from and magnifies images of distant objects, and it is considered the most important investigative tool in astronomy.
1. Referring to or relating to a telescope which has the ability to make something distant seem nearer or larger.
2. Something which is seen or obtained by means of a telescope.
3. Extensible or compressible by or as if by the sliding of overlapping sections or consisting of parts that slide or pass one inside another.
The front motorcycle suspension system that has two fork legs, each with sliding and fixed tubular members which telescope together to allow suspension movements.
telescopic shock absorber (s) (noun)
, telescopic shock absorbers (pl)
A tubular spring damper operated by rod and piston which is considered to be the most common type of mechanical damper: The mechanic installed new telescopic shock absorbers on his pickup truck.
telescopic steering column
A steering column that collapses in on itself on impact or a collision.
1. Referring to or pertaining to a telescope (sliding or passing one within another, after the manner of the sections of a small telescope or spyglass); performed by a telescope; that is, enlarging the visual angle under which a distant object is seen, and so magnifying that object.
2. Seen or discoverable only by a telescope; as, telescopic stars.
3. Able to discern objects at a distance; farseeing; far-reaching; as, a telescopic eye or a telescopic vision.
4. With machinery, having the power of extension by joints sliding one within another, like the tube of a small telescope (optical instrument used in viewing distant objects, as the heavenly bodies) or a spyglass (small telescope for viewing distant terrestrial objects).
A seating structure, usually in a gymnasium, which folds back into itself.
telescoping steering wheel
A Steering column which can be shortened or lengthened to provide the most comfortable driving position in a vehicle.
1. Someone who uses a telescope.
2. Anyone who participates in the operations of telescopes.
1. The art or study of making and operating telescopes.
2. The science and technology of making and using telescopes.
1. A combination of a telescope and a spectroscope, used for spectroscopic analysis (to determine the chemical composition, energy levels, and molecular structure of substances) of radiation from stars and other celestial bodies.
2. A spectroscope arranged to be attached to a telescope for observation of distant objects; such as, the sun or stars.
A spectrum is a charted band of wavelengths of electromagnetic vibrations obtained by refraction (bending of waves) and diffraction (wave train that passes an obstacle of secondary waves that are set up which interfere with the primary wave and give rise to bands of constructive and destructive interference).
An apparatus for indicating or recording the temperatures of distant or inaccessible locations.
1. The observation of or the augury from prodigies (people with exceptional talents or powers; from Latin, prodigiosus, "portentious, marvelous, unnatural").
2. Divination via the use of monstrosities.
The joint disintegration (breaking into components or fragments) of arbusculae (shrub trees) and vesicles (small bags) in certain mycorrhizae (fungi that form symbiotic relationships with roots of more developed plants).
Disintegration and absorption of arbusculae (dwarf trees; shrub-like trees) and sporangioles (spore cases) in mycorrhiza (symbiotic relationship between plant root cells and fungi).
Mycorrhiza refers to a mutually beneficial association of a fungus and the roots of a plant; such as, a conifer or an orchid, in which the plant's mineral absorption is enhanced and the fungus obtains nutrients.
Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "appear, visible, visual, manifest, show, see, reveal, look":