Kodak

[koh-dak]
Trademark.
  1. a brand of portable camera introduced by George Eastman in 1888, using a roll of film and intended for taking snapshots.
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Kodak

brand of camera, arbitrary coinage by U.S. inventor George Eastman (1854-1932), U.S. trademark registered Sept. 4, 1888. In 1890s, practically synonymous with camera and also used as a verb. Kodachrome, registered trademark for a method of color photography, 1915; the product was discontinued in 2006.

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