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A camera.

See also caméra, and cameră

English[]

Etymology[]

From New Latin camera obscura, dark chamber, because the first cameras used a pinhole and a dark room; from Latin camera, chamber or bedchamber, from Greek kamara ("vault".)

Pronunciation[]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈkæm.ɹə/, /ˈkæm.ə(ɹ).ə SAMPA: /"k{m.r@/, /"k{m.@(r).@/
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Noun[]

Singular
Camera

Plural
{{{1}}}

Camera ({{{1}}})

  1. A device for taking still or moving pictures or photographs.
  2. (video games) The viewpoint in a three-dimensional game.
    • 2006, Patrick O'Luanaigh, Game Design Complete
      I'm talking about the way the camera flies up above the skater when you leap into the air. No one had done it before.

Derived terms[]

  • cameraman
  • camera operator
  • lights, camera, action!
  • on camera
  • off camera
  • cine camera or ciné camera
  • digital camera
  • in camera
  • movie camera
  • pinhole camera
  • video camera

Related terms[]

Translations[]

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Interlingua[]

Noun[]

Singular
Camera

Plural
s

Camera (s)

  1. room, chamber

Italian[]

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

camera f. (plural camere)

  1. room, chamber
  2. bedroom
  3. assembly, parliament
  4. camera (for taking moving pictures)

Synonyms[]

  • (4) telecamera

Related terms[]

  • camera da letto
  • camera oscura
  • cameriere
  • camerlengo
  • fotocamera
  • musica da camera
  • telecamera
  • videocamera

Anagrams[]

  • aacemr,
  • macera

Latin[]

Etymology[]

From Ancient Greek καμάρα (kamara), anything with an arched cover, a covered carriage or boat, a vaulted chamber, a vault).

Noun[]

camera (genitive camerae); f, first declension

  1. room, chamber

Descendants[]

  • cabaret
  • camera obscura
  • camerlengo
  • chamber
  • chamberlain
  • in camera

References[]

  • chamber in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Romanian[]

Noun[]

Camera f. (singular, nominative/accusative, definite form of cameră)

  1. the room

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