on-camera

[ on-kam-er-uh, -kam-ruh, awn- ]
/ ˈɒnˈkæm ər ə, -ˈkæm rə, ˈɔn- /

adjective, adverb

within the range of a motion-picture or television camera; while being filmed or televised: on-camera blunders; The assassination happened on-camera.

Origin of on-camera

First recorded in 1960–65

Definition for on camera (2 of 2)

camera

1
[ kam-er-uh, kam-ruh ]
/ ˈkæm ər ə, ˈkæm rə /

noun,

a device for capturing a photographic image or recording a video, using film or digital memory.
(in a television transmitting apparatus) the device in which the picture to be televised is formed before it is changed into electric impulses.

adjective

Printing. camera-ready.

Origin of camera

1
1730–35; shortening of camera obscura; 1840-45 for def 1; utimately < Latin camera vaulted room, vault; see camera2
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British Dictionary definitions for on camera

camera

/ (ˈkæmərə, ˈkæmrə) /

noun

Word Origin for camera

C18: from Latin: vault, from Greek kamara
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Medicine definitions for on camera

camera

[ kămər-ə, kămrə ]

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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Idioms and Phrases with on camera

on camera


Being filmed, as in When the talk-show host began, I wasn't sure if we were on camera. This usage dates from the first half of the 1900s, soon after the birth of motion-picture and television filming. The same is true of the antonym off camera, meaning “outside the view of a movie or TV camera,” as in Go ahead and scratch—we're off camera now.

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