Meaning of CAMERA in English


/kam"euhr euh, kam"reuh/ , n. , pl. cameras for 1,2, camerae /-euh ree/ for 3, adj.


1. a boxlike device for holding a film or plate sensitive to light, having an aperture controlled by a shutter that, when opened, admits light enabling an object to be focused, usually by means of a lens, on the film or plate, thereby producing a photographic image.

2. (in a television transmitting apparatus) the device in which the picture to be televised is formed before it is changed into electric impulses.

3. a judge's private office.

4. in camera ,

a. Law. in the privacy of a judge's chambers.

b. privately.

5. off camera , out of the range of a television or motion-picture camera.

6. on camera , being filmed or televised by a live camera: Be sure to look alert when you are on camera.


7. Print. camera-ready.

[ 1700-10; camera vaulted room, vault kamára vault; see CHAMBER ]

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