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cinematograph

[sin-uh-mat-uh-graf, -grahf]Chiefly British
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noun
  1. a motion-picture projector.
  2. a motion-picture camera.
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to photograph with a motion-picture camera.
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Origin of cinematograph

1895–1900; < French cinématographe, equivalent to cinémat- (< Greek kīnēmat-, stem of kī́nēma motion) + -o- -o- + -graphe -graph
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
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Examples from the Web for cinematograph

Historical Examples

  • Yes, we go from café to cinematograph and try and keep warm.

    Trapped in 'Black Russia'

    Ruth Pierce

  • She probably regards the cinematograph as a sin against art.

    Gossamer

    George A. Birmingham

  • Tim evidently had a plan for combining this illusion with the cinematograph.

    Gossamer

    George A. Birmingham

  • Why, in other words, is not everything given at once, as on the film of the cinematograph?

    Creative Evolution

    Henri Bergson

  • We then compared the mechanism of conceptual thought to that of the cinematograph.

    Creative Evolution

    Henri Bergson


British Dictionary definitions for cinematograph

cinematograph

noun
  1. a combined camera, printer, and projector
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verb
  1. to take pictures (of) with a film camera
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Word Origin

C19 (earlier spelling kinematograph): from Greek kinēmat-, kinēma motion + -graph
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