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Telescope vs. Theodolite

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Telescopenoun

A monocular optical instrument that magnifies distant objects, especially in astronomy.

Theodolitenoun

A surveying instrument, consisting of a small mounted telescope, used to measure horizontal and vertical angles.

Telescopenoun

Any instrument used in astronomy for observing distant objects (such as a radio telescope).

Theodolitenoun

An instrument used, especially in trigonometrical surveying, for the accurate measurement of horizontal angles, and also usually of vertical angles. It is variously constructed.

Telescopeverb

(ambitransitive) To extend or contract in the manner of a telescope.

Theodolitenoun

a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod

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Telescopeverb

(ambitransitive) To slide or pass one within another, after the manner of the sections of a small telescope or spyglass.

Theodolite

A theodolite is a precision optical instrument for measuring angles between designated visible points in the horizontal and vertical planes. The traditional use has been for land surveying, but they are also used extensively for building and infrastructure construction, and some specialized applications such as meteorology and rocket launching.It consists of a moveable telescope mounted so it can rotate around horizontal and vertical axes and provide angular readouts.

Telescopeverb

(intransitive) To come into collision, as railway cars, in such a manner that one runs into another.

Telescopenoun

An optical instrument used in viewing distant objects, as the heavenly bodies.

Telescopeverb

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; to become compressed in the manner of a telescope, due to a collision or other force.

Telescopeverb

To cause to come into collision, so as to telescope.

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Telescopeverb

to shorten or abridge significantly; as, to telescope a whole semester's lectures into one week.

Telescopeadjective

Capable of being extended or compacted, like a telescope, by the sliding of joints or parts one within the other; telescopic; as, a telescope bag; telescope table, etc.; - now more commonly replaced by the term telescoping.

Telescopenoun

a magnifier of images of distant objects

Telescopeverb

crush together or collapse;

‘In the accident, the cars telescoped’; ‘my hiking sticks telescope and can be put into the backpack’;

Telescopeverb

make smaller or shorter;

‘the novel was telescoped into a short play’;

Telescope

A telescope is an optical instrument using lenses, curved mirrors, or a combination of both to observe distant objects, or various devices used to observe distant objects by their emission, absorption, or reflection of electromagnetic radiation. The first known practical telescopes were refracting telescopes invented in the Netherlands at the beginning of the 17th century, by using glass lenses.

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