- of, relating to, or of the nature of a telescope.
- capable of magnifying distant objects: a telescopic lens.
- obtained by means of a telescope: a telescopic view of the moon.
- seen by a telescope; visible only through a telescope.
- capable of viewing objects from a distance; farseeing: a telescopic eye.
- consisting of parts that slide one within another like the tubes of a jointed telescope and are thus capable of being extended or shortened.
Origin of telescopic
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Examples from the Web for telescopically
It has, however, this leading peculiarity, that the materials for the whole of its inquiries are telescopically furnished.A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century</p>
Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
It is no longer possible, telescopically, to time opponents in practice from the Lion and Angel window, as of old.Boating
W. B. Woodgate
He tore off a narrow strip of the thin cloth and rolled it tightly and telescopically into a long and slender cylinder.The Road</p>
- of or relating to a telescope
- seen through or obtained by means of a telescope
- visible only with the aid of a telescope
- able to see far
- having or consisting of parts that telescopea telescopic umbrella
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Word Origin and History for telescopically
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