Meaning of CAMERA in English


/ ˈkæmərə; NAmE / noun

a piece of equipment for taking photographs, moving pictures or television pictures :

Just point the camera and press the button.

Cameras started clicking as soon as she stepped out of the car.

a TV / video camera

a camera crew


- in camera

- on camera



noun mid 19th cent.: from camera obscura , from Latin dark chamber .

in camera. late 17th cent. (denoting a council or legislative chamber in Italy or Spain): from Latin , vault, arched chamber , from Greek kamara object with an arched cover.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.