cinematograph

[sin-uh-mat-uh-graf, -grahf]Chiefly British

noun

a motion-picture projector.
a motion-picture camera.

verb (used with or without object)

to photograph with a motion-picture camera.

Nearby words

  1. cinematheque,
  2. cinematic,
  3. cinematics,
  4. cinematize,
  5. cinematog.,
  6. cinematographer,
  7. cinematography,
  8. cinemicrograph,
  9. cinemicrography,
  10. cineol


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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British Dictionary definitions for cinematograph

cinematograph

noun

a combined camera, printer, and projector

verb

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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