[ wahyd-ang-guhl ]

  1. of or relating to a lens having a relatively wide angle of view, generally 45° or more, and a focal length of less than 50 millimeters.

  2. employing, or made with, a wide-angle lens: a wide-angle camera; a wide-angle shot.

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Origin of wide-angle

First recorded in 1875–80

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How to use wide-angle in a sentence

  • It bent around in such a curve as to end in a wide angle toward two degrees forty minutes north latitude.