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cinematography

[sin-uh-muh-tog-ruh-fee]
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noun
  1. the art or technique of motion-picture photography.
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Origin of cinematography

First recorded in 1895–1900; see origin at cinematograph, -graphy
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cinematography

noun
  1. the art or science of film (motion-picture) photography
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Derived Formscinematographer (ˌsɪnɪməˈtɒɡrəfə), nouncinematographic (ˌsɪnɪˌmætəˈɡræfɪk), adjectivecinematographically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for cinematography

n.

1896, from cinematograph (1896), which has been displaced in English by its shortened form, cinema; from French cínématographe + -graphy.

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