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telescope Tweet Definition of telescope Like Definition of telescope on Facebook
noun
  1. An optical instrument used in astronomy for observing distant objects.
  2. Any instrument used in astronomy for observing distant objects (such as a radio telescope).
verb (telescop, ing)
  1. to extend or contract in the manner of a telescope.
telescopic Tweet Definition of telescopic Like Definition of telescopic on Facebook
adjective
  1. of, relating to, obtained with, or observable using a telescope
  2. capable of seeing distant objects
  3. capable of being extended or compressed by the use of parts that slide over one another
telescopy Tweet Definition of telescopy Like Definition of telescopy on Facebook
noun
  1. the manufacture and use of telescopes
telestereoscope Tweet Definition of telestereoscope Like Definition of telestereoscope on Facebook
noun
  1. a binocular telescope used for producing a stereoscopic image of a distant object
throw Tweet Definition of throw Like Definition of throw on Facebook
noun
  1. The flight of a thrown object; as, a fast throw.
  2. A distance travelled; displacement; as, the throw of the piston.
  3. A piece of fabric used to cover a bed, sofa or other soft furnishing.
  4. A single instance, occurrence, venture, or chance.
Football tickets are expensive at fifty bucks a .
verb (throws, throwing, threw, thrown)
  1. (transitive) To cause an object to move rapidly through the air.
  2. (transitive) To eject or cause to fall off.
    a shoe
    a rod
    the horse threw its rider
  3. (transitive) To move to another position; to displace.
    the switch
  4. (context, ceramics) To make (a pot) by shaping clay as it turns on a wheel.
  5. (context, transitive, cricket) Of a bowler, to deliver (the ball) illegally by straightening the bowling arm during delivery.
  6. (context, transitive, computing) To send (an error) to an exception-handling mechanism in order to interrupt normal processing.
    If the file is readonly, the method throws an invalid operation exception.
    <!--this is C++ or some other programming language; it's not English!
    <code>if(this.IsReadonly?)</code>
    :<code> new System.InvalidOperationException?("Cannot write to readonly file.");</code>-->
  7. (sports) to intentionally lose a game
    ''The tennis player was accused of taking bribes to the match.
triplet Tweet Definition of triplet Like Definition of triplet on Facebook
noun
  1. A group of three or one of a group of three.
  2. One of a group of three siblings born at the same time to the same mother.
  3. (music) A group of three notes played or written where two notes would ordinarily be; a form of tuplet

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