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telephoto lens

noun, Photography
1.
a lens constructed so as to produce a relatively large image with a focal length shorter than that required by an ordinary lens producing an image of the same size: used to photograph small or distant objects.
Also called telephotographic lens, teleobjective lens.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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British Dictionary definitions for tele photographic lens

telephoto lens

/ˈtɛlɪˌfəʊtəʊ/
noun
1.
a compound camera lens in which the focal length is greater than that of a simple lens of the same dimensions and thus produces a magnified image of a distant object See also zoom lens
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