- 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.
- pertaining to periscopes or their use.
Origin of periscopic
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Examples from the Web for periscopic
Mr. Shelton, do you know anything about these periscopic binoculars?The Island Pharisees
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
A pair of lenses thus equipped Dr. Wollaston called the periscopic microscope.A History of Science, Volume 4(of 5)
Henry Smith Williams
The periscopic gun sight and the controls were on a level with the operator's eyes.The Airlords of Han
Philip Francis Nowlan
- (of a lens) having a wide field of view
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- Of, relating to, or permitting the observation of objects from positions in or out of the direct line of sight.
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