- of, relating to, or of the nature of a telescope.
- capable of magnifying distant objects: a telescopic lens.
- obtained by means of a telescope: a telescopic view of the moon.
- seen by a telescope; visible only through a telescope.
- capable of viewing objects from a distance; farseeing: a telescopic eye.
- consisting of parts that slide one within another like the tubes of a jointed telescope and are thus capable of being extended or shortened.
Origin of telescopic
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Examples from the Web for telescopic
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These were to extend the determinations of distance to the telescopic stars.Sir William Herschel: His Life and Works
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Behind it a third cart came, loaded with telescopic tube sights.The Gun
Philip K. Dick
After a while, the filters went off and the telescopic screen went on again.
In the telescopic screen, the other ship came on unfalteringly.
The telescopic appearance of Mercury is, however, disappointing.The Story of the Heavens
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- 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 telescopea telescopic umbrella
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Word Origin and History for telescopic
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