telescoping

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Verb[edit]

telescoping

  1. present participle of telescope

Noun[edit]

telescoping (plural telescopings)

  1. The act of extending or contracting in the manner of a telescope.
    • 2000, Walter Sickert, ‎Anna Gruetzner Robins, Walter Sickert: The Complete Writings on Art (page 507)
      Mr Sadleir's prose style recalls Whistler's at every turn. There are the same terrific and nonchalant telescopings of continents and centuries, and the same honeyed omniscience, kind but firm, and the same want of an innate sense of proportion []