Meaning of CAMERA in English


ˈkam(ə)rə, ˈkaamrə noun

( -s )

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Late Latin, chamber, room — more at chamber

1. plural also camer·ae ˈkaməˌrē, -ī : a chamber, room, or small hall: as

a. : a room having a vaulted or domical ceiling

b. : a judge's chamber

2. : the treasury department of the papal curia



[New Latin, by shortening]

: camera obscura

b. : a lightproof box fitted with a lens through the aperture of which the image of an object is recorded on a light-sensitive material

c. : the part of a television transmitting apparatus in which the image to be televised is formed for conversion into electrical impulses

- in camera

- on camera

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