telephoto lens

noun

Definition of telephoto lens

: a lens for a camera that makes things that are far away appear to be closer
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“Telephoto lens.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/telephoto%20lens. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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