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wide-angle

[wahyd-ang-guh l]
adjective Photography.
  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 mm.
  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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for wide-angle

Historical Examples of wide-angle

  • We have the ones we took coming in; what we want is a wide-angle shot.

    Islands of Space

    John W Campbell

  • The wide-angle shot dissipated the power, but it did include all of them.

  • Before it could fall, I had my Solar out and, with a wide-angle shot, burned the contract to ashes.

    The Repairman

    Harry Harrison

  • This disk is rotated by hand, like an ordinary stop in a wide-angle lens.

  • Wide-angle single lenses should never be used except on a suitably small plate, so that the above conditions hold.