Meaning of CAMERA in English

CAMERA

noun see: chamber Date: 1712 the treasury department of the papal curia, 2. ~ obscura , a device that consists of a lightproof chamber with an aperture fitted with a lens and a shutter through which the image of an object is projected onto a surface for recording (as on film) or for translation into electrical impulses (as for television broadcast)

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