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.
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
Related formstel·e·scop·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·tel·e·scop·ic, adjective
First recorded in 1695–1705; telescope
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Historical Examples of telescopically
It has, however, this leading peculiarity, that the materials for the whole of its inquiries are telescopically furnished.
It is no longer possible, telescopically, to time opponents in practice from the Lion and Angel window, as of old.
He tore off a narrow strip of the thin cloth and rolled it tightly and telescopically into a long and slender cylinder.
British Dictionary definitions for telescopically
Derived Formstelescopically, adverb
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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