Definition of telescopic
1a : of, relating to, or performed with a telescopeb : 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
telescopicallyplay \-pi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of telescopic in a Sentence
The rifle has a telescopic sight.
Recent Examples of telescopic from the Web
And the telescopic drive that has made a wreck of Woods' body, and now threatens to do the same to his mind.
Besides the leather upholstery, interior features of the Denali include navigation with an eight-inch color touch screen, heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel with Denali logo and a power tilt/telescopic steering column.
The camera operates in visible wavelengths, the same as human eyes, but with a telescopic lens that produces images at resolutions never before seen in planetary exploration missions.
Starting in the late 1960s, astronomers saw a possible way forward: a technique called speckle imaging that could reach beyond the normal telescopic limits.
Today, our vastly more powerful telescopic eyes are returning to the scenes of these ancient explosions and studying the remains of the stars that once were.
Chameleons have some of the fastest tongues on Earth, and their eyes are telescopic.
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First Known Use of telescopic
TELESCOPIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of telescopic for English Language Learners
: 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
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