camera Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun equipment for taking photographs (usually consisting of a lightproof box with a lens at one end and light-sensitive film at the other)
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.
EtymologyL. vault, arch, LL., chamber. See
A chamber, or instrument having a chamber. Specifically: The camera obscura when used in photography. SeeAbney. Camera, and Camera obscura.