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camera Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun equipment for taking photographs (usually consisting of a lightproof box with a lens at one end and light-sensitive film at the other)
    photographic camera.
  2. noun television equipment consisting of a lens system that focuses an image on a photosensitive mosaic that is scanned by an electron beam
    television camera; tv camera.

Cam"e*ra noun
L. vault, arch, LL., chamber. See Chamber.
plural E Cameras L Camerae
  1. A chamber, or instrument having a chamber. Specifically: The camera obscura when used in photography. See Camera, and Camera obscura. Abney.

Webster 1913