telescopic


tele·scop·ic

adjective \ˌte-lə-ˈskä-pik\

: made or seen with a telescope

: having the power to make objects that are far away appear to be closer

: able to become longer or shorter by having sections that slide inside one another

Full Definition of TELESCOPIC

1
a :  of, relating to, or performed with a telescope
b :  suitable for seeing or magnifying distant objects
2
:  seen or discoverable only by a telescope <telescopic stars>
3
:  able to discern objects at a distance
4
:  having parts that telescope
tele·scop·i·cal·ly \-pi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of TELESCOPIC

  1. The rifle has a telescopic sight.

First Known Use of TELESCOPIC

1705

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