[ kam-er-uh ]
/ ˈkæm ər ə /
noun, plural cam·er·ae [kam-uh-ree] /ˈkæm ə ri/.
a judge's private office.
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- Law. in the privacy of a judge's chambers.
Origin of camera2
1630–40; for earlier sense “vaulted room” < Latin < Greek kamára vault; see chamber
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British Dictionary definitions for in camera (1 of 2)
/ (ɪn ˈkæmərə) /
in a private or secret session; not in public
- in the privacy of a judge's chambers
- in a court not open to the publicOfficial name: in chambers
Word Origin for in camera
Latin: in the chamber
British Dictionary definitions for in camera (2 of 2)
/ (ˈkæmərə, ˈkæmrə) /
an optical device consisting of a lens system set in a light-proof construction inside which a light-sensitive film or plate can be positionedSee also cine camera, digital camera
television the equipment used to convert the optical image of a scene into the corresponding electrical signals
See camera obscura
plural -erae (-əˌriː) a judge's private room
- law relating to a hearing from which members of the public are excluded
- in private
off camera not within an area being filmed
on camera (esp of an actor) being filmed
Word Origin for camera
C18: from Latin: vault, from Greek kamara
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Medicine definitions for in camera
[ kăm′ər-ə, kăm′rə ]
n. pl. cam•er•ae (-ə-rē)
A chamber or cavity, such as one of the chambers of the heart or eye.
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