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coudé

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adjective cou·dé \kü-ˈdā\

Definition of coudé

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a telescope constructed so that the light is reflected along the polar axis to come to a focus at a point where the holder for a photographic plate or a spectrograph may be mounted



Origin and Etymology of coudé

French coudé bent like an elbow, from coude elbow, from Latin cubitum


First Known Use: circa 1889


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