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.
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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