Pronunciation: (tel"u-skop'ik), [key]
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,tel"e•scop'i•cal.
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