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cinematograph

[sin-uh-mat-uh-graf, -grahf] /ˌsɪn əˈmæt əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/ Chiefly British
noun
1.
a motion-picture projector.
2.
a motion-picture camera.
verb (used with or without object)
3.
to photograph with a motion-picture camera.
Also, kinematograph.
Origin of cinematograph
1895-1900
1895-1900; < French cinématographe, equivalent to cinémat- (< Greek kīnēmat-, stem of kī́nēma motion) + -o- -o- + -graphe -graph
Related forms
cinematographic
[sin-uh-mat-uh-graf-ik] /ˌsɪn əˌmæt əˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
cinematographically, adverb
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Examples from the Web for cinematograph
Historical Examples
  • Yes, we go from café to cinematograph and try and keep warm.

  • She probably regards the cinematograph as a sin against art.

    Gossamer George A. Birmingham
  • Tim evidently had a plan for combining this illusion with the cinematograph.

    Gossamer George A. Birmingham
  • Why, in other words, is not everything given at once, as on the film of the cinematograph?

    Creative Evolution Henri Bergson
  • We then compared the mechanism of conceptual thought to that of the cinematograph.

    Creative Evolution Henri Bergson
  • To-day we are watching a cinematograph which has none of these drawbacks.

  • The ceremony should provide a picturesque spectacle for the cinematograph.

  • The thing, in short, made a living picture like a cinematograph.

    Hilda Wade Grant Allen
  • I wandered all over the country explaining views for the cinematograph.

  • Even Shakespeare on the cinematograph could hardly compete with it.

British Dictionary definitions for cinematograph

cinematograph

/ˌsɪnɪˈmætəˌɡrɑːf; -ˌɡræf/
noun
1.
a combined camera, printer, and projector
verb
2.
to take pictures (of) with a film camera
Word Origin
C19 (earlier spelling kinematograph): from Greek kinēmat-, kinēma motion + -graph
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