peri·​scop·​ic ˌper-ə-ˈskä-pik How to pronounce periscopic (audio)
: providing a view all around or on all sides
periscopic lens
: of or relating to a periscope

Example Sentences

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, 23 Feb. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of periscopic was in 1803

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Cite this Entry

“Periscopic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


peri·​scop·​ic ˌper-ə-ˈskäp-ik How to pronounce periscopic (audio)
: giving a distinct image of objects viewed obliquely as well as those in a direct line
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