: a binocular telescope
especially : one in which the distance between the objectives is greater than the interocular distance and which is used to obtain enhanced impressions of relief in distant objects

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary tel- entry 1 + stereoscope; originally formed as German telestereoskop

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“Telestereoscope.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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