[sin-uh-mat-uh-graf, -grahf]Chiefly British
a motion-picture projector.
a motion-picture camera.
verb (used with or without object)
to photograph with a motion-picture camera.
Origin of cinematograph
1895–1900;Related formscin·e·mat·o·graph·ic [sin-uh-mat-uh-graf-ik] /ˌsɪn əˌmæt əˈgræf ɪk/, adjectivecin·e·mat·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
< French cinématographe,
equivalent to cinémat-
(< Greek kīnēmat-,
stem of kī́nēma
motion) + -o- -o-
+ -graphe -graph
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Related Words for cinematographflick
Examples from the Web for cinematograph
Historical Examples of cinematograph
Yes, we go from café to cinematograph and try and keep warm.
She probably regards the cinematograph as a sin against art.
Tim evidently had a plan for combining this illusion with the cinematograph.
Why, in other words, is not everything given at once, as on the film of the cinematograph?
We then compared the mechanism of conceptual thought to that of the cinematograph.
British Dictionary definitions for cinematograph
a combined camera, printer, and projector
to take pictures (of) with a film camera
Word Origin for cinematograph
C19 (earlier spelling kinematograph): from Greek kinēmat-, kinēma motion + -graph
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