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5 entries found for camera.
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Main Entry: cam·era
Pronunciation: primarystresskam-(schwa-)rschwa
Function: noun
Etymology: from Latin camera "room, chamber"; sense 2 from the scientific Latin phrase camera obscura, literally, "dark chamber" --related to CHAMBER
1 : a judge's private office <hearings held in camera>
2 : a lightproof box fitted with a lens through which the image of an object is projected onto a surface that is sensitive to light for recording (as on film) or for converting into electrical signals (as for a live television broadcast)

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