telephoto lens

noun

Definition of telephoto lens

: a lens for a camera that makes things that are far away appear to be closer

Word by Word Definitions

telephoto play
  1. : being a camera lens system designed to give a large image of a distant object

  1. : a telephoto lens

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

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

lens play
  1. : a piece of transparent material (such as glass) that has two opposite regular surfaces either both curved or one curved and the other plane and that is used either singly or combined in an optical instrument for forming an image by focusing rays of light

  2. : a combination of two or more simple lenses

  3. : a piece of glass or plastic used (as in safety goggles or sunglasses) to protect the eye

  1. : to make a motion picture of : film


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