from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A telescope in which light from an object is gathered and focused by lenses, with the resulting image magnified by the eyepiece.
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- noun A telescope which produces a
magnified imageby refracting light through a seriesof lenseshoused in a tube, with a light-gathering objective lens at one end and an eyepieceat the other.
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- noun optical telescope that has a large convex lens that produces an image that is viewed through the eyepiece
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