[ per-uh-skop-ik ]
/ ˌpɛr əˈskɒp ɪk /


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.
Sometimes per·i·scop·i·cal.

Origin of periscopic

1795–1805; < Greek periskop(eîn) to look about (see peri-, -scope) + -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for periscopic

/ (ˌpɛrɪˈskɒpɪk) /


(of a lens) having a wide field of view

Derived forms of periscopic

periscopically, adverb
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Medicine definitions for periscopic

[ pĕr′ĭ-skŏpĭk ]


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