[ tee-stop ]

  1. a camera lens aperture setting calibrated to a T number.

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Origin of T-stop

First recorded in 1955–60

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How to use T-stop in a sentence

  • By-an-by just kept on growing, lowin t stop sometimeby-an-by.

    Every Man for Himself | Norman Duncan
  • I must go home and I sha'n't stop for more than twenty-four hours—worse luck!

  • But if he shows his face here again in Dreymarsh, I sha'n't stop to arrest him.

    The Zeppelin's Passenger | E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Tisnt a thing a religious man would practise; an Ill do something, says he, t stop it!

    Every Man for Himself | Norman Duncan
  • I'm going to light a pipe; but, mind, we sha'n't stop here very long.

    Prince Fortunatus | William Black

British Dictionary definitions for T-stop


  1. a setting of the lens aperture on a camera calibrated photometrically and assigned a T-number

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