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periscopic

[per-uh-skop-ik]
adjective
  1. Optics. (of certain lenses in special microscopes, cameras, etc.) giving distinct vision obliquely, or all around, as well as, or instead of, in a direct line.
  2. pertaining to periscopes or their use.
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Sometimes per·i·scop·i·cal.

Origin of periscopic

1795–1805; < Greek periskop(eîn) to look about (see peri-, -scope) + -ic
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Examples from the Web for periscopic

Historical Examples

  • Mr. Shelton, do you know anything about these periscopic binoculars?

    The Island Pharisees

    John Galsworthy

  • Russ leaped from the chair and raced to the periscopic mirror.

    Empire

    Clifford Donald Simak

  • A very useful form of lens was proposed by Dr. Wollaston, and called by him the Periscopic lens.

    The Microscope

    Andrew Ross

  • A pair of lenses thus equipped Dr. Wollaston called the periscopic microscope.

  • The periscopic gun sight and the controls were on a level with the operator's eyes.

    The Airlords of Han

    Philip Francis Nowlan


British Dictionary definitions for periscopic

periscopic

adjective
  1. (of a lens) having a wide field of view
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Derived Formsperiscopically, adverb
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periscopic in Medicine

periscopic

(pĕr′ĭ-skŏpĭk)
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or permitting the observation of objects from positions in or out of the direct line of sight.
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