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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The tall, gangly actor, with a shock of blond hair and what the late longtime AP drama critic Michael Kuchwara called a "wide-angle smile" and "a television face, just right for popular consumption," appeared a success.
We note that 55% of respondents answered correctly that Bloomberg is "a big-city mayor," in the survey that the venerable CBS news show and the magazine conduct each month to give a "wide-angle" view of topics in culture, lifestyle, politics and other subjects.
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The wide-angle camera is great on the freeway and helps make up for some of the Prius' blind spots.
But the airless, almost claustrophobic quality of the apartment is enhanced by Polanski's use of wide-angle lenses.
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Although it's very slim, it includes a 4x optical zoom, has wide-angle capability, and captures 720p HD-resolution video.
Each of these cameras, along with many other models, include wide-angle capability too, which is helpful for capturing group portraits and landscapes.
Jack London, better than any other single writer, provides a wide-angle lens for viewing the social and intellectual milieu of that period.
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