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telephotography

[tel-uh-fuh-tog-ruh-fee] /ˌtɛl ə fəˈtɒg rə fi/
noun
1.
photography of distant objects, using a telephoto lens.
Origin of telephotography
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; tele-1 + photography
Related forms
telephotographic
[tel-uh-foh-tuh-graf-ik] /ˌtɛl əˌfoʊ təˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Historical Examples
  • telephotography was the simplest problem—the others required an almost superhuman amount of labor.

    The Chamber of Life Green Peyton Wertenbaker
  • In astronomical observations, for instance, they employ a system of telephotography.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol IV. Editors: Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
British Dictionary definitions for telephotography

telephotography

/ˌtɛlɪfəˈtɒɡrəfɪ/
noun
1.
the process or technique of photographing distant objects using a telephoto lens
Derived Forms
telephotographic (ˌtɛlɪˌfəʊtəˈɡræfɪk) adjective
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