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1. The process or technique of photographing distant objects, using a telephoto lens on a camera.
2. The technique or process of transmitting charts, pictures, and photographs over a distance.

tel′e·pho′to·graph′ic (-fō′tə-grăf′ĭk) adj.
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Wishing to transform the world into an image, into an object that can be distributed and circulated by the operative instruments of planetary information, the telephotographic image transforms our vision of the world" (xxiii, enfasis mio).
The six satellites will be used for such purposes as collecting data for lightning prediction, observing luminescent phenomena in the upper atmosphere and photographing Earth with a telephotographic camera.