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cinematographer

[sin-uh-muh-tog-ruh-fer] /ˌsɪn ə məˈtɒg rə fər/
noun
1.
a person whose profession is motion-picture photography.
Also, especially British, cinematographist [sin-uh-muh-tog-ruh-fist] /ˌsɪn ə məˈtɒg rə fɪst/ (Show IPA).
Origin of cinematographer
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900; cinematograph + -er1
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n.

1897, agent noun from cinematograph (see cinematography).

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