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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tel·e·scop·ic Tel·e·scop·ic·al a.
 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.