Adjective "Telescoped" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Telescoped


    Definition:

    1. an optical instrument for making distant objects appear larger and therefore nearer. One of the two principal forms (refracting telescope) consists essentially of an objective lens set into one end of a tube and an adjustable eyepiece or combination of lenses set into the other end of a tube that slides into the first and through which the enlarged object is viewed directly; the other form (reflecting telescope) has a concave mirror that gathers light from the object and focuses it into

    Origin:
    telescope

    Examples:

    "events can be telescoped into people."

    "chronologies can be telescoped."

    "visions can be telescoped."

    "events can be telescoped."

    "conclusions can be telescoped."

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