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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Capable of being extended or compacted, like a telescope, by the sliding of sections or parts one within the other; telescopic; ; -- a term replacing the formerly used telescope.

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  • verb Present participle of telescope.

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Examples

  • Able to reproduce both sexually and asexually, aphid populations can increase in size at exponential rates: when asexual females are pregnant, their embryos are also pregnant, so females can carry both their daughters and granddaughters, a condition called telescoping of generations.

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  • The cars have been criticized by federal safety officials as being prone to "telescoping" in crashes.

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  • Federal safety officials have criticized the cars as being prone to "telescoping" in crashes.

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  • Denise Mina, however, uses a modified version of it in FIELD OF BLOOD, which I dubbed "telescoping" when I stumbled on it, but now think might exemplify central intelligence.

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  • Imagine that you can grab handles on the ends of the two branches and move them up and down, in and out, with some kind of telescoping mechanism.

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  • A spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board said the agency's investigation would include an inquiry into the role of "telescoping," in which a train plows into another, climbs atop its roof and collapses into itself like a retracting telescope, which appears to be what happened Monday, based on the wreckage.

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  • Denise Mina, however, uses a modified version of it in FIELD OF BLOOD, which I dubbed "telescoping" when I stumbled on it, but now think might exemplify central intelligence.

    What's your point?

  • Just be aware that, depending on your gender and what it is you're looking at, you're liable to experience other types of "telescoping" as well.

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  • The cervical cases are recognised by the "telescoping" of the neck, the head and thorax being unduly approximated; the dorsal cases by the well-known _hump_ or _hunch-back_, in which the spinous processes of the collapsed vertebræ constitute the apex of the hump; the thorax is telescoped from above downwards, the ribs are crowded together, the lower ones, it may be, inside the iliac crests, and the sternum projected forwards.

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  • Slip, or "telescoping" joints could be incorporated in the design where the prefabricated tunnel sections intersect the seawalls.

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