Meaning of radio telescope

ra'dio tel'escope

Pronunciation: [key]
— Astron. Astron.
  1. a system consisting of an antenna, either parabolic or dipolar, used to gather radio waves emitted by celestial sources and bring them to a receiver placed in the focus.
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