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adjective tele·pho·to \ˌte-lə-ˈfō-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of telephoto

  1. :  being a camera lens system designed to give a large image of a distant object; also :  relating to or being photography in which a telephoto lens is used

First Known Use of telephoto

circa 1895


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telephoto

noun tele·pho·to

Definition of telephoto

plural

telephotos

  1. 1 :  a telephoto lens

  2. 2 :  a photograph taken with a camera having a telephoto lens

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First Known Use of telephoto

1904


Telephoto

trademark tele·pho·to

Definition of Telephoto

  1. —used for an apparatus for transmitting photographs electrically or for a photograph so transmitted




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