Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: telescòpic



From tele- +‎ -scopic, after telescope.



telescopic (comparative more telescopic, superlative most telescopic)

  1. Pertaining to, or carried out by means of, a telescope. [from 17th c.]
    • 2015, David Wootton, The Invention of Science, Penguin 2016, p. 197:
      Within a year or two of Galileo's telescopic discoveries no one disputed that the moon had mountains, Jupiter had moons, Venus had phases and the sun had spots […].
  2. (chiefly astronomy) Seen by means of a telescope; only visible through a telescope. [from 17th c.]
    telescopic stars
  3. Capable of seeing distant objects; far-seeing. [from 18th c.]
  4. Able to be extended or retracted by the use of parts that slide over one another. [from 19th c.]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]


See also[edit]