telescopic

Definitions

  • Double-Carrying Telescopic Band-Mill
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj telescopic having parts that slide one within another "a telescopic antenna","a telescopic drinking cup"
    • adj telescopic capable of discerning distant objects "a telescopic eye","telescopic vision"
    • adj telescopic visible only with a telescope "a bright star with a telescopic companion"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It takes the Hubble telescope about 97 minutes to complete an orbit of the Earth. On average, the Hubble uses the equivilent amount of energy as 30 household light bulbs to complete an orbit.
    • Telescopic Able to discern objects at a distance; farseeing; far-reaching; as, a telescopic eye; telescopic vision.
    • Telescopic Having the power of extension by joints sliding one within another, like the tube of a small telescope or a spyglass; especially Mach, constructed of concentric tubes, either stationary, as in the telescopic boiler, or movable, as in the telescopic chimney of a war vessel, which may be put out of sight by being lowered endwise.
    • Telescopic Of or pertaining to a telescope; performed by a telescope.
    • Telescopic Seen or discoverable only by a telescope; as, telescopic stars.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Hubble telescope is so powerful that it is like pointing a beam of light at a dime that is two hundred miles away.
    • telescopic Of or pertaining to the telescope or its use; obtained by means of a telescope: as, a telescopic view of the moon.
    • telescopic That can be seen or discovered by the telescope only: as, telescopic stars.
    • telescopic Seeing at a great distance; far-seeing.
    • telescopic Capable of being extended or shut up like a spy-glass; having joints or sections which slide one within another; especially, in machinery, constructed of concentric tubes, either stationary, as in the telescopic boiler, or movable, as in the telescopic chimney of a war-vessel, which may be lowered out of sight in action, or in the telescopic jack, a screw-jack in which the lifting head is raised by the action of two screws having reversed threads, one working within the other, and both sinking or telescoping within the base—an arrangement by which greater power is obtained.
    • telescopic In zoology: Stalked; mounted on an ophthalmite, stem, or peduncle, as an eye.
    • telescopic Capable of protrusion and retraction, as if jointed like a telescope, or like the joints of a telescope: as, telescopic eyes, feelers, horns, or feet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: French astronomer Adrien Auzout had once considered building a telescope that was 1,000 feet long in the 1600s. He thought the magnification would be so great, he would see animals on the moon
    • adjs Telescopic pertaining to, performed by, or like a telescope: seen only by a telescope
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Quotations

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    “An atheist is a man who looks through a telescope and tries to explain all that he can't see.”
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    “Enthusiasm is a telescope that yanks the misty, distant future into the radiant, tangible present.”
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    “When looking for faults use a mirror, not a telescope”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
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    “The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.”
  • Victor Hugo
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    “Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view?”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. télescopique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Gr. tēle, at a distance, skopein, to see.

Usage

In literature:

It is a beautiful colored double for a small telescope.
"A Field Book of the Stars" by William Tyler Olcott
Telescopically it was seen until well after dawn.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
A bright, slowly changing violet point on the cross-hairs of the aiming telescope.
"Islands of Space" by John W Campbell
And, first procuring his telescope, thither he quickly made his way.
"The Missing Merchantman" by Harry Collingwood
We might just as well forget the whole telescope idea, that's how bad it is!
"Tom Swift and His Giant Telescope" by Victor Appleton
As Alec, through his telescope, watched the mischievous, busy animal he became very much interested in his movements.
"Three Boys in the Wild North Land" by Egerton Ryerson Young
Hendricks stood observing the battle through his telescope, which he occasionally handed to Crawford and Denis.
"Hendricks the Hunter" by W.H.G. Kingston
He pointed her out to his brother midshipman, and handed him the telescope.
"The Pirate of the Mediterranean" by W.H.G. Kingston
Every telescope on board was directed towards her.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
Looking through his telescope, he discovered both to the east and west, a low shore.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
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In poetry:

How often have the critics, trained
To look upon the sky
Through telescopes securely chained,
Forgot the naked eye.
"A Criticism of Critics" by Robert Fuller Murray
"Alas! no present saint we find;
The white cymar gleams far behind,
Revealed in outline vague, sublime,
Through telescopic mists of time!
"The Chapel of the Hermits" by John Greenleaf Whittier
They brought him onions strung on ropes,
And cold boiled beef, and telescopes,
And balls of string, and shrimps, and guns,
And chops, and tacks, and hats, and buns.
"Pasha Bailey Ben" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Ah me! I see him on the cliff!
Farewell, farewell to hope,
If he should look this way, and if
He's got his telescope!
To whatsoever place I flee,
My odious rival follows me!
"Size And Tears" by Lewis Carroll
The old have had their days of hope,
They worked as through a telescope,
On years to come;—which came and fled,
But left sweet vestiges behind,
In Memory's heart of hearts enshrined,
The joys of love—the sainted dead.
"Pleasures of Memory" by John Bowring
Then she cried, Oh! father dear, come here and see the wreck,
See, here take the telescope, and you can inspect;
Oh! father, try and save them, and heaven will you bless;
But, my darling, no help can reach them in such a storm as this.
"Grace Darling or "The Wreck of the Forfarshire"" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Time to set up that Christmas-present telescope.
A dying star is throwing a cosmic tantrum in this combined image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer.
Tiny implanted telescope gives hope.
The telescope is part of CentraSight, a new patient care program.
But the sky did not yield those cosmic numbers easily, even with the help of the 200-inch Hale telescope on Palomar Mountain in Southern California, dedicated in 1948, which had been built largely for that task.
Behind the Scenes at Giant Keck Telescopes.
This 1998 file photo shows the 4-meter telescope on the top of Kitt Peak west of Tucson, Ariz. As storm clouds pass overhead.
The data quality is superb, much better than expected at this early stage in the telescopes commissioning phase.
Small, low-powered telescope helps uncover 2 new planets.
The selection of Hawaii as the site for the Thirty Meter Telescope will greatly strengthen international cooperation in astronomy.
NASA To Share Telescope Cost.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows Pluto and three of it's moons.
The Earth's fastest telescope aims to make the best sky map ever created.
New telescopes may help answer many questions about the giants in next few years.
Gemini North telescope captures image for winner of essay competition.
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In science:

The rest of the 15% of events have their images partially seen by the telescopes and sufficiently trigger the telescopes.
Properties and Performance of Two Wide Field of View Cherenkov/Fluorescence Telescope Array Prototypes
One of the essential points is that Gaia has a bright limit at magnitude 6, therefore allowing easy follow-up activities of potentially interesting sources with relatively small telescopes, without requiring large amounts of telescope time.
The impact of Gaia and LSST on binary stars and exo-planets
The Faulkes Telescopes, a pair of telescopes with 2-meter mirrors are open to the school community under special circumstances and complement data exercises available on SalsaJ databases.
Astrophysics datamining in the classroom: Exploring real data with new software tools and robotic telescopes
The sensitivity over the focal plane was determined with an EM simulation of the telescope validated by measurements of the Sun transit in the telescope’s field of view.
The MIDAS telescope for microwave detection of ultra-high energy cosmic rays
Neutrino astronomy has entered an exciting time with the completion of the first km3 -scale neutrino telescope at the South Pole (IceCube) and the successful operation of the first undersea neutrino telescope in the Mediterranean (Antares).
High-Energy Neutrino Astronomy: Status and prospects for cosmic-ray physics
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