Tel`e*scop"ic (?), Tel`e*scop"ic*al (?), a. [Cf. F. t'elescopique.]

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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