an early movie camera or projector, often a single mechanical device to record and project film.
Older Use. a movie theater.
Older Use. to record as a movie.
- Also Older Spelling, kin·e·mat·o·graph [kin-uh-mat-uh-graf, -grahf, kahy-nuh-] /ˌkɪn əˈmæt əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf, ˌkaɪ nə-/ .
- cin·e·mat·o·graph·ic [sin-uh-mat-uh-graf-ik], /ˌsɪn əˌmæt əˈgræf ɪk/, adjective
- cin·e·mat·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use cinematograph in a sentence
The possibilities of certain branches of teaching have been altogether revolutionized by the cinematograph.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
There is one large music-hall, and a number of cinematograph shows combined with variety entertainments.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
The photographic outfit has been considerably enlarged, including a cinematograph instrument.Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921 | Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
On the other hand, the possibilities and abuses of the cinematograph were his constant preoccupation from 1896 onwards.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. IV of IV. | Charles L. Graves
Those who care may see it in the official cinematograph films of the Battle of the Somme.The Old Front Line | John Masefield
British Dictionary definitions for cinematograph
a combined camera, printer, and projector
to take pictures (of) with a film camera
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