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]

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peri·scop·ic .per-ə-'skäp-ik adj giving a distinct image of objects viewed obliquely as well as those in a direct line

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peri·scop·ic (per″ĭ-skopґik) [peri- + Gr. skopein to examine] affording a wide range of vision; said of microscopical and meniscus lenses.

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  • 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

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

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  • periscopic — peri·scop·ic …   English syllables

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