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off-camera

[awf-kam-er-uh, -kam-ruh, of-]
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adjective
  1. occurring as part of a film or program but outside the range of the motion-picture or television camera: the off-camera shouts of a mob.
adverb
  1. out of the range of a motion-picture or television camera: The star walked off-camera at the end of his monologue.
  2. (of an actor) in one's private rather than professional life: Off-camera the movie star liked to cook.
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adj.

1944, from off (adv.) + camera.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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