telescopic

adjective
tele·​scop·​ic | \ ˌte-lə-ˈskä-pik How to pronounce telescopic (audio) \

Definition of telescopic

1a : 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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from telescopic

telescopically \ ˌte-​lə-​ˈskä-​pi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce telescopic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of telescopic in a Sentence

The rifle has a telescopic sight.
Recent Examples on the Web Roll through the airport with the telescopic handle, or grab and go with the top- or side-carry handle. Ashley Abramson, Forbes, 22 June 2021 That map, while no doubt an amazing (if fictional) achievement, pales in comparison with the goals of a new telescopic facility that is just beginning operations here on Earth. Don Lincoln, CNN, 3 June 2021 At Lee Flat, under a thin veil of silky white clouds, Cornett pulled out a telescopic tool and gave it a twist, shooting a measuring stick up through some limbs and all the way to the top of a Joshua tree. Steve Lopez Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 4 June 2021 Yet current telescopic technology makes distinguishing between the two almost impossible. Robin George Andrews, Scientific American, 2 June 2021 Initials can be placed on the front of the bag or on the removable crossbody strap, designed to loop around a telescopic handle of a wheeled carry-on. Nicola Fumo, Forbes, 7 May 2021 Boasting up to 60 minutes of life per charge according to Samsung, this beauty features a telescopic pipe to accommodate vacuumers of different heights, a 180-degree swivel head for easier navigation and a similar 6-pound design to the Jet 75's. Christine Persaud, USA TODAY, 21 May 2021 Initials can be placed on the front of the bag or on the removable crossbody strap, designed to loop around a telescopic handle of a wheeled carry-on. Nicola Fumo, Forbes, 7 May 2021 Initials can be placed on the front of the bag or on the removable crossbody strap, designed to loop around a telescopic handle of a wheeled carry-on. Nicola Fumo, Forbes, 4 May 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'telescopic.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of telescopic

1674, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About telescopic

Time Traveler for telescopic

Time Traveler

The first known use of telescopic was in 1674

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near telescopic

telescope word

telescopic

Telescopium

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for telescopic

Last Updated

7 Jul 2021

Cite this Entry

“Telescopic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/telescopic. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for telescopic

telescopic

adjective

English Language Learners 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

More from Merriam-Webster on telescopic

Nglish: Translation of telescopic for Spanish Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!