telescopical

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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