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telephoto

[tel-uh-foh-toh] /ˈtɛl əˌfoʊ toʊ/
adjective
1.
noting or pertaining to telephotography.
Origin of telephoto
1890-1895
1890-95; short for telephotographic; see telephotograph, -ic

Telephoto

[tel-uh-foh-toh] /ˈtɛl əˌfoʊ toʊ/
Trademark.
1.
a brand of apparatus for electrical transmission of photographs.
2.
a photograph transmitted by this apparatus.
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  • Each time, the 1920s version of paparazzi found him and trained their telephoto lenses on his barracks.

    The Last Hero Brad Gooch November 17, 2010
  • In this era of the telephoto lens, she can have no bad hair days for the rest of her life.

Word Origin and History for telephoto
adj.

1898, shortened form of telephotographic (1892), from tele- + photographic.

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