Definition of Telescopic

1. Adjective. Visible only with a telescope. "A bright star with a telescopic companion"

Similar to: Seeable, Visible
Derivative terms: Telescope, Telescopy



2. Adjective. Capable of discerning distant objects. "Telescopic vision"
Similar to: Farsighted, Presbyopic
Derivative terms: Telescope

3. Adjective. Having parts that slide one within another. "A telescopic drinking cup"

Definition of Telescopic

1. a. Of or pertaining to a telescope; performed by a telescope.

Definition of Telescopic

1. Adjective. of, relating to, obtained with, or observable using a telescope ¹

2. Adjective. capable of seeing distant objects ¹

3. Adjective. capable of being extended or compressed by the use of parts that slide over one another ¹

4. Adjective. Seen or discoverable only by means of a telescope. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Telescopic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Telescopic

telerobots
teleroentgenography
teleroentgentherapy
telerythin
teles
telesale
telesales
telesatellite
telesatellites
telescope
telescope sight
telescoped
telescopefish
telescopefishes
telescopes
telescopic (current term)
telescopic denture
telescopic sight
telescopic spectacles
telescopic star
telescopical
telescopically
telescopies
telescoping
telescopist
telescopists
telescopy
telescreen
telescreens
teleseismic

Literary usage of Telescopic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"A telescopic glass mounted upon a firearm ora piece of ordnance, and usually adjustable for distance and windage. The part of Fortune found out was ..."

2. The Principles and Methods of Geometrical Optics: Especially as Applied to by James Powell Cocke Southall (1910)
"telescopic IMAGERY. 183. The Image-Equations in the Case of telescopic Imagery. In the special and singular case of telescopic Imagery (§ 165), ..."

3. The Principles and Methods of Geometrical Optics: Especially as Applied to by James Powell Cocke Southall (1910)
"telescopic IMAGERY. 183. The Image-Equations in the Case of telescopic Imagery. In the special and singular case of telescopic Imagery (§ 165), ..."

4. A Handbook of Descriptive and Practical Astronomy by George Frederick Chambers (1889)
"The observation of telescopic meteors commenced with the invention of that instrument nearly 300 years ago, yet our knowledge of these bodies is very ..."

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