telescopic

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

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

telescopically

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Examples of telescopic in a Sentence

  1. The rifle has a telescopic sight.

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First Known Use of telescopic

1705


TELESCOPIC Defined for English Language Learners

telescopic

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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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