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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, having, or being a camera lens with a relatively short focal length that permits an angle of view wider than approximately 70°.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a short focal length lens that has an angle of view greater than about 70°; of or pertaining to an image produced with such a lens.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having or covering an angle wider than the ordinary; -- applied to certain lenses of relatively short focus. Lenses for ordinary purposes have an angle of 50° or less. Wide-angle lenses may cover as much as 100° and are useful for photographing at short range, but the pictures appear distorted.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to a fisheye lens

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