camera

1
[ kam-er-uh, kam-ruh ]
/ ˈkæm ər ə, ˈkæm rə /

noun,

a device for capturing a photographic image or recording a video, using film or digital memory.
(in a television transmitting apparatus) the device in which the picture to be televised is formed before it is changed into electric impulses.

adjective

Printing. camera-ready.

Idioms

    off camera,
    1. out of the range of a video camera, as a television or motion picture camera: The stunt woman was waiting just off camera for her cue to enter the scene.
    2. (of an actor) in one’s private rather than professional life: The two co-stars are best friends off camera.
    on camera, being filmed or televised by a live camera: Be sure to look alert when you are on camera.

Origin of camera

1
1730–35; shortening of camera obscura; 1840-45 for def 1; utimately < Latin camera vaulted room, vault; see camera2

Definition for camera (2 of 2)

camera

2
[ kam-er-uh ]
/ ˈkæm ər ə /

noun, plural cam·er·ae [kam-uh-ree] /ˈkæm ə ri/.

a judge's private office.

Origin of camera

2
1630–40; for earlier sense “vaulted room” < Latin < Greek kamára vault; see chamber
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British Dictionary definitions for camera

camera

/ (ˈkæmərə, ˈkæmrə) /

noun

Word Origin for camera

C18: from Latin: vault, from Greek kamara
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Medicine definitions for camera

camera

[ kămər-ə, kămrə ]

n. pl. cam•er•ae (-ə-rē)

A chamber or cavity, such as one of the chambers of the heart or eye.
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