Meaning of CAMERA in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ kæmrə ]

( cameras)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


A camera is a piece of equipment that is used for taking photographs, making films, or producing television pictures.

Her gran lent her a camera for a school trip to Venice and Egypt.

...a video camera...

They were caught speeding by hidden cameras.



If someone or something is on camera , they are being filmed.

Just about anything could happen and we’ll be there to catch it on camera when it does.

PHRASE : usu PHR after v , v-link PHR


If you do something or if something happens off camera , you do it or it happens when not being filmed.

They were anything but friendly off-camera, refusing even to take the same lift. interviews.

PHRASE : usu PHR after v , PHR n


If a trial is held in camera , the public and the press are not allowed to attend. ( FORMAL )

This morning’s appeal was held in camera...

PHRASE : PHR after v

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