Telephotography Tel`e*pho*tog"ra*phy, n. 1. The photography of distant objects in more enlarged form than is possible by the ordinary means, usually by a camera provided with a {telephoto lens} or mounted in place of the eyepiece of a telescope, so that the real or a magnified image falls on the sensitive plate. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. Art or process of electrically transmitting and reproducing photographic or other pictures at a distance, especially by methods similar to those used in electric telegraphy. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. Less properly, phototelegraphy. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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