Meaning of TELESCOPIC in English


— telescopically , adv.

/tel'euh skop"ik/ , adj.

1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a telescope.

2. capable of magnifying distant objects: a telescopic lens.

3. obtained by means of a telescope: a telescopic view of the moon.

4. seen by a telescope; visible only through a telescope.

5. capable of viewing objects from a distance; farseeing: a telescopic eye.

6. consisting of parts that slide one within another like the tubes of a jointed telescope and are thus capable of being extended or shortened.

Also, telescopical .

[ 1695-1705; TELESCOPE + -IC ]

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