[ mag-film ]
/ ˈmægˌfɪlm /
See under film(def 7b).
Definition for magfilm (2 of 2)
[ film ]
/ fɪlm /
a thin layer or coating: a film of grease on a plate.
a thin sheet of any material: a film of ice.
a thin skin or membrane.
a delicate web of filaments or fine threads.
a thin haze, blur, or mist.
- a cellulose nitrate or cellulose acetate composition made in thin sheets or strips and coated with a sensitive emulsion for taking photographs.
- a strip or roll of this.
- the coating of emulsion on such a sheet or strip or on a photographic plate.
- a strip of transparent material, usually cellulose triacetate, covered with a photographic emulsion and perforated along one or both edges, intended for the recording and reproduction of images.
- a similar perforated strip covered with an iron oxide emulsion (magfilm), intended for the recording and reproduction of both images and sound.
- motion picture.
verb (used with object)
to cover with a film, thin skin, or pellicle: filmed eyes.
- to photograph with a motion-picture camera.
- to reproduce in the form of motion pictures: to film a novel.
verb (used without object)
Origin of film
before 1000; 1890–95 for def 6; 1900–05 for def 7; Middle English filme, Old English filmen membrane; akin to fell4
Related formsfilm·like, adjectivere·film, verb (used with object)un·filmed, adjectivewell-filmed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for magfilm
/ (fɪlm) /
- a sequence of images of moving objects photographed by a camera and providing the optical illusion of continuous movement when projected onto a screen
- a form of entertainment, information, etc, composed of such a sequence of images and shown in a cinema, etc
- (as modifier)film techniques
a thin flexible strip of cellulose coated with a photographic emulsion, used to make negatives and transparencies
a thin coating or layer
a thin sheet of any material, as of plastic for packaging
a fine haze, mist, or blur
a gauzy web of filaments or fine threads
pathol an abnormally opaque tissue, such as the cornea in some eye diseases
- to photograph with a cine camera
- to make a film of (a screenplay, event, etc)
(often foll by over) to cover or become covered or coated with a film
Word Origin for film
Old English filmen membrane; related to Old Frisian filmene, Greek pelma sole of the foot; see fell 4
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Medicine definitions for magfilm
[ fĭlm ]
A light-sensitive or x-ray-sensitive substance used in taking photographs or radiographs.
A thin layer or membranous coating.
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