telescopic

If it has a lens that can magnify extremely far-away objects, it's telescopic. Another way objects can be telescopic is if they are made from a series of tubes that slide inside each other.

Telescopes are the most obviously telescopic things — they magnify distant objects, like the moon, and sometimes have a series of tubes that slide out. Picture a pirate's telescopic spyglass, one type of telescope, which expands so the pirate can peer through it. If you use a camera with a telescopic lens, don’t stand too close to your subject because the lens might bonk them in the nose. Telescopic also describes something that’s only visible with a telescope, like a far-away star.

Primary Meanings of telescopic

1.
adj
visible only with a telescope
2.
adj
having parts that slide one within another
Full Definitions of telescopic
1

adj visible only with a telescope

“a bright star with a telescopic companion”
Synonyms:
seeable, visible
capable of being seen; or open to easy view

adj capable of discerning distant objects

“a telescopic eye”
telescopic vision”
Synonyms:
farsighted, presbyopic
able to see distant objects clearly
2

adj having parts that slide one within another

“a telescopic antenna”
“a telescopic drinking cup”
Synonyms:
collapsable, collapsible
capable of collapsing or being collapsed

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