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What is another word for telescope?

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An optical instrument designed to make distant objects appear nearer
“When most people think of astronomy, they envision gazing at the stars through an optical telescope, a system of mirrors and lenses that collects light.”
To condense or conflate so as to occupy less space or time
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“Furthermore, I feel it is perfectly legitimate, in the interests of creating a good drama, to telescope events or create symbolic scenes.”
To crush or compact into a smaller size
“In design, the entire framing is so completely bound together that the most severe shock will tend to buckle the entire framing, but will render it impossible to telescope the car.”
To slide or cause to slide into itself, so that it becomes smaller
“Water has been leaking for some time and has caused serious external corrosion of the outer surface of the barrel, particularly where the two barrel sections telescope into each other.”
To reduce or shorten in extent or duration
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