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Meaning of TELESCOPIC

Pronunciation:  `teli'skâpik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  having parts that slide one within another; "a telescopic antenna"; "a telescopic drinking cup"
  2. [adj]  capable of discerning distant objects; "a telescopic eye"; "telescopic vision"
  3. [adj]  visible only with a telescopic; "a bright star with a telescopic companion"
 

TELESCOPIC is a 10 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: collapsable, collapsible, farsighted, seeable, visible
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tel`e*scop"ic\, Telescopical \Tel`e*scop"ic*al\, a.
[Cf. F. t['e]lescopique.]
1. Of or pertaining to a telescope; performed by a telescope.

2. Seen or discoverable only by a telescope; as, telescopic
   stars.

3. Able to discern objects at a distance; farseeing;
   far-reaching; as, a telescopic eye; telescopic vision.

4. Having the power of extension by joints sliding one within
   another, like the tube of a small telescope or a spyglass;
   especially (Mach.), constructed of concentric tubes,
   either stationary, as in the telescopic boiler, or
   movable, as in the telescopic chimney of a war vessel,
   which may be put out of sight by being lowered endwise.

 

 

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