Definition of Camera

1. Noun. Equipment for taking photographs (usually consisting of a lightproof box with a lens at one end and light-sensitive film at the other).

2. Noun. Television equipment consisting of a lens system that focuses an image on a photosensitive mosaic that is scanned by an electron beam.

Definition of Camera

1. n. A chamber, or instrument having a chamber. Specifically: The camera obscura when used in photography. See Camera, and Camera obscura.

Definition of Camera

1. Noun. A device for taking still or moving pictures or (photograph)s. ¹

2. Noun. (video games) The (viewpoint) in a (three-dimensional) game or simulation. ¹

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Definition of Camera

1. a judge's chamber [n -ERAS or -ERAE] : CAMERAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Camera

1. 1. A closed box; especially one containing a lens, shutter, and light-sensitive film or plates for photography. 2. In anatomy, any chamber or cavity, such as one of the chambers of the heart, or eye. Origin: L. A vault (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Camera

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cameo lighting
camera (current term)
camera angle
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camera flash
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camera lens
camera lucida
camera move
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camera obscura
camera oculi anterior

Literary usage of Camera

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"ADJUSTMENTS OF THE camera.—The particular method used in adjusting the camera ... The following adjustments apply to a camera which can be placed on the ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1884)
"The inventor of the vertical camera in photography. In Science, No. 70, Mr. G. Brown Goode says, concerning the Invention of the vertical camera, ..."

3. The Microscope: An Introduction to Microscopic Methods and to Histology by Simon Henry Gage (1903)
"169), small vertical camera with special microscope stand for embryos, etc. (Figs. ... Nothing would seem more natural than that the camera, armed with a ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Any article descriptive of photography would be incomplete without a brief notice of the development of the camera. The inventor of the camera obscura was ..."

5. Bulletin by United States Weather Bureau (1902)
"THE camera APPARATUS. The telescope itself was first inclosed in a square wooden box K, just large enough to receive it, as a foundation for the attachment ..."

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