peri·​scop·​ic | \ ˌper-ə-ˈskä-pik How to pronounce periscopic (audio) \

Definition of periscopic

1 : providing a view all around or on all sides periscopic lens
2 : of or relating to a periscope

Examples of periscopic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since telephoto cameras are thick, Oppo is using a periscopic module with a horizontal layout in order to trim the thickness to less than 7mm. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Oppo's phone tech goes futuristic with 5G and a 10X lossless zoom camera," 23 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of periscopic

1803, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Periscopic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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peri·​scop·​ic | \ ˌper-ə-ˈskäp-ik How to pronounce periscopic (audio) \

Medical Definition of periscopic

: giving a distinct image of objects viewed obliquely as well as those in a direct line

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