of, relating to, or of the nature of a telescope.
capable of magnifying distant objects: a telescopic lens.
- Sometimes tel·e·scop·i·cal .
- tel·e·scop·i·cal·ly, adverb
- non·tel·e·scop·ic, adjective
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How to use telescopic in a sentence
You won’t have to assemble any parts as it boasts a one-piece telescopic design.This chair folds to a size of a bottle—a great gift for your outdoorsy friend | Stack Commerce | November 21, 2022 | Popular-Science
That means its mirrors need to be protected from stray light from the sun, the Earth and other objects it is not observing—hence tucking them away inside the telescopic body—allowing them to focus on the ones that it is.What These Dazzling James Webb Telescope Images Mean for Space | Jeffrey Kluger | July 12, 2022 | Time
In addition, this wall-mounted model comes with an infrared heating head and telescopic pole stand that adjust to accommodate all kinds of spaces.Cyber Monday Deal: Get $50 off a Sun Joe Space Heater | Jen McCaffery | November 29, 2021 | Popular-Science
It’s often a challenge to pull signals out of the massive amounts of noise found in telescopic data.Not finding life on Venus would be disappointing. But it’s good science at work. | Neel Patel | October 31, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
He did not even have his own guns, though his family owned two, an AK-47 and a .308 rifle outfitted with a telescopic sight.Manhunt for a Cop-Hating Pennsylvania ‘Survivalist’ | Michael Daly | September 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They are not nude photos taken with a telescopic lens from inside a private villa.
While hindsight is always telescopic, there were early warning signs that the currency of Facebook shares was primed for a fall.
By telescopic condensation of the field, Cragley was capable of bringing Deliphon on the instrument.Spacewrecked on Venus | Neil R. Jones
Whether it had this telescopic use, or others, the degree of art evinced in its construction is far from rude.The Indian in his Wigwam | Henry R. Schoolcraft
They had made telescopic observations from within the atmosphere.A World Called Crimson | Darius John Granger
Your botanical friend took a microscopic view of nature, while you took a telescopic view of it.Martin Rattler | R.M. Ballantyne
When the atmosphere is telescopic, and distant objects stand out unusually clear and sharp, a storm is near.A Year in the Fields | John Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for telescopic
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 telescope: a telescopic umbrella
- telescopically, adverb
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