Periscopic
Periscopic Per`i*scop"ic, a. [Cf. F. p['e]riscopique.] Viewing all around, or on all sides. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

{Periscopic spectacles} (Opt.), spectacles having concavo-convex or convexo-concave lenses with a considerable curvature corresponding to that of the eye, to increase the distinctness of objects viewed obliquely. [1913 Webster]


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  • periscopic — periscópic adj. m., pl. periscópici; f. sg. periscópică, pl. periscópice Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  PERISCÓPIC, Ă adj. (Despre lentile) Care are una dintre feţe plană sau concavă şi cealaltă convexă. [ …   Dicționar Român

  • periscopic — [per΄ə skäp′ik] adj. 1. providing clear lateral or oblique range of view, as certain lenses 2. of or by a periscope …   English World dictionary

  • periscopic — adjective Date: 1804 1. providing a view all around or on all sides < periscopic lens > 2. of or relating to a periscope …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • periscopic — periscope ► NOUN ▪ a tube attached to a set of mirrors or prisms, by which an observer in a submerged submarine or behind an obstacle can see things that are otherwise out of sight. DERIVATIVES periscopic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • periscopic — adj. of a periscope. Phrases and idioms: periscopic lens a lens allowing distinct vision over a wide angle. Derivatives: periscopically adv …   Useful english dictionary

  • periscopic — /per euh skop ik/, adj. 1. Optics. (of certain lenses in special microscopes, cameras, etc.) giving distinct vision obliquely, or all around, as well as, or instead of, in a direct line. 2. pertaining to periscopes or their use. Also,… …   Universalium

  • periscopic — adjective Relating to periscopes and their use. Syn: periscopical …   Wiktionary

  • periscopic — Denoting that which gives the ability to see objects to one side as well as in the direct axis of vision. [peri + G. skopeo, to view] * * * peri·scop·ic .per ə skäp ik adj giving a distinct image of objects viewed obliquely as well as those in a… …   Medical dictionary

  • periscòpic — pe|ris|cò|pic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • periscopic — peri·scop·ic …   English syllables

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