[ sin-uh-mat-uh-graf, -grahf ]
/ ˌsɪn əˈmæt əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /
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an early movie camera or projector, often a single mechanical device to record and project film.
Older Use. a movie theater.
verb (used with or without object)
Older Use. to record as a movie.
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Also Older Spelling, kin·e·mat·o·graph [kin-uh-mat-uh-graf, -grahf, kahy-nuh-] /ˌkɪn əˈmæt əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf, ˌkaɪ nə-/ .
Origin of cinematograph
OTHER WORDS FROM cinematographcin·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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How to use cinematograph in a sentence
It can be done in a day or a week, but in the former case one must be content with a cinematographic reminiscence.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car|Francis Miltoun
In a scientific age his style may be described as cinematographic.From Capetown to Ladysmith|G. W. Steevens
In recent years the Marey Institute has much improved its micro-cinematographic apparatus.
The great advantage of the continuous cinematographic system is that it records every movement.
It is the salient difference between the ordinary cinematographic method and the continuously moving film process.
British Dictionary definitions for cinematograph
/ (ˌsɪnɪˈmætəˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf) mainly British /
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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