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periscopic

[ per-uh-skop-ik ]
/ ˌpɛr əˈskɒp ɪk /
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adjective
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.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for periscopic

periscopic
/ (ˌpɛrɪˈskɒpɪk) /

adjective
(of a lens) having a wide field of view

Derived forms of periscopic

periscopically, adverb
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Medical definitions for periscopic

periscopic
[ pĕr′ĭ-skŏpĭk ]

adj.
Of, relating to, or permitting the observation of objects from positions in or out of the direct line of sight.
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