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Definition of "telescopic" [tel•e•scop•ic]

  • Of or relating to a telescope. (adjective)
  • Seen or obtained by means of a telescope: telescopic data. (adjective)
  • Visible only by means of a telescope: a bright star with a telescopic companion. (adjective)
  • Capable of discerning distant objects: telescopic vision. (adjective)
  • Extensible or compressible by or as if by the sliding of overlapping sections. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "telescopic" in a sentence
  • "These kind of cylinders are called telescopic cylinders."
  • "Through a kind of telescopic lens I saw before me a city in heaven and the essence which alone I sought to capture."
  • "Collapsible "telescopic" carbon alphorns are easy to lug around, and, thus, take on tour."