(1) A magnifier of images of distant objects
(2) Make smaller or shorter
"The novel was telescoped into a short play"
(3) Crush together or collapse
"In the accident, the cars telescoped"
"My hiking sticks telescope and can be put into the backpack"
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- A monocular optical instrument possessing magnification for observing distant objects, especially in astronomy.
- Any instrument used in astronomy for observing distant objects (such as a radio telescope).