the art or technique of motion-picture photography.

Origin of cinematography

First recorded in 1895–1900; see origin at cinematograph, -graphy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

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

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