• WordNet 3.6
    • n telephotography photography using a telephoto lens
    • n telephotography transmission and reproduction of photographs and charts and pictures over a distance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Telephotography 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.
    • Telephotography Less properly, phototelegraphy.
    • Telephotography 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n telephotography The art of photographing distant objects by means of telescopic lenses and a camera specially designed for the purpose. See telephote, 2, and telephotographic lens.
    • n telephotography The art (not yet attained) of producing a photograph of an object distant and invisible from the camera, by means of electrical connections with a suitable apparatus situated near the object.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Telephotography the art of producing such—still a dream of the future
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. tēle, far, phōs, phōtos, light.


In literature:

In astronomical observations, for instance, they employ a system of telephotography.
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