telescopic

[tel-uh-skop-ik]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a telescope.
2.
capable of magnifying distant objects: a telescopic lens.
3.
obtained by means of a telescope: a telescopic view of the moon.
4.
seen by a telescope; visible only through a telescope.
5.
capable of viewing objects from a distance; farseeing: a telescopic eye.
6.
consisting of parts that slide one within another like the tubes of a jointed telescope and are thus capable of being extended or shortened.
Also, telescopical.


Origin:
1695–1705; telescope + -ic

telescopically, adverb
nontelescopic, adjective
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telescopic (ˌtɛlɪˈskɒpɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to a telescope
2.  seen through or obtained by means of a telescope
3.  visible only with the aid of a telescope
4.  able to see far
5.  having or consisting of parts that telescope: a telescopic umbrella
 
tele'scopically
 
adv

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Example sentences
Journalists have seen army snipers take aim through telescopic sights and fire
  to keep the attackers at bay.
Looking through the rifle's telescopic sight, the gunman then estimates the
  distance from this object to the target.
But much finer telescopic resolution is still needed.
Digital sky surveys and real-time telescopic observations are unleashing an
  unprecedented flood of information.
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