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

Historical Examples

  • Cinematographically the rise and growth of the river may be shown far more graphically and attractively.

    Practical Cinematography and Its Applications

    Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot

British Dictionary definitions for cinematographically


  1. a combined camera, printer, and projector
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  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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