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A device for making far-off things seem closer and larger, used especially in astronomy.

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  • Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view?
  • This telescope is the largest solar one on our fair planet at the moment.
  • The word "telescope" comes from the Greek, tele (τηλε) meaning "far off", and skopein (σκοπειν) meaning "to see."
  • The nature of this telescope is quite different from the others.
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