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telescopic

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adjective tele·scop·ic \ˌte-lə-ˈskä-pik\

Simple Definition of telescopic

  • : 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. 1a :  of, relating to, or performed with a telescopeb :  suitable for seeing or magnifying distant objects

  2. 2 :  seen or discoverable only by a telescope <telescopic stars>

  3. 3 :  able to discern objects at a distance

  4. 4 :  having parts that telescope

tele·scop·i·cal·ly play \-pi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of telescopic

  1. The rifle has a telescopic sight.



1705

First Known Use of telescopic

1705


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