1Any of various (proposed) devices designed to transmit and reproduce images over a distance by converting light into electrical signals. Compare telelectroscope .
2Any of various models of camera invented or developed by Auguste Vautier-Dufour in which a system of interior mirrors allows for the use of a lens with a longer focal length than would otherwise be practical. Also with postmodifying word indicating a particular model of camera.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Weekly Arizona Miner. From tele- + -phote.
To transmit (printed or written material) using facsimile telegraphy.
Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From telephote.