Meaning of wide-angle


Pronunciation: (wīd'ang'gul), [key]
— adj. Photog.
  1. of or pertaining 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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