a darkened boxlike device in which images of external objects, received through an aperture, as with a convex lens, are exhibited in their natural colors on a surface arranged to receive them: used for sketching, exhibition purposes, etc.
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How to use camera obscura in a sentence
He has long worked with different types of photography, including pinhole cameras and camera obscura.
The camera obscura consisted of a box with a lens at one end and a ground glass at the other, just like a modern camera.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
There his qualities are too often petrified into an excessive formality; he shows something too much of the camera obscura.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4) | Richard Muther
Finally she had recourse to the camera obscura, and, with the help of the views set before her there, she found the missing girls!Lazy Thoughts of a Lazy Girl | Jenny Wren
The colour of the water is dark brown, like many forest streams in Brazil, and forms a beautiful camera obscura.
The same principle enters into the arrangement of the camera obscura.Eveline Mandeville | Alvin Addison
British Dictionary definitions for camera obscura
a darkened chamber or small building in which images of outside objects are projected onto a flat surface by a convex lens in an aperture: Sometimes shortened to: camera
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