[kam-er-uh, kam-ruh] /ˈkæm ər ə, ˈkæm rə/
noun, plural cameras for 1, 2, camerae
[kam-uh-ree] /ˈkæm ə ri/ (Show IPA), for 3.
a boxlike device for holding a film or plate sensitive to light, having an aperture controlled by a shutter that, when opened, admits light enabling an object to be focused, usually by means of a lens, on the film or plate, thereby producing a photographic image.
(in a television transmitting apparatus) the device in which the picture to be televised is formed before it is changed into electric impulses.
a judge’s private office.
off camera, out of the range of a television or motion-picture camera.
on camera, being filmed or televised by a live camera:
Be sure to look alert when you are on camera.
an optical device consisting of a lens system set in a light-proof construction inside which a light-sensitive film or plate can be positioned See also cine camera, digital camera
(television) the equipment used to convert the optical image of a scene into the corresponding electrical signals
See camera obscura
(pl) -erae (-əˌriː). a judge’s private room
off camera, not within an area being filmed
on camera, (esp of an actor) being filmed
in a private or secret session; not in public
1708, “vaulted building,” from Latin camera “vaulted room” (source of Italian camera, Spanish camara, French chambre), from Greek kamara “vaulted chamber.”
The word also was used early 18c. as a short form of Modern Latin camera obscura “dark chamber” (a black box with a lens that could project images of external objects), contrasted with camera lucida (Latin for “light chamber”), which uses prisms to produce on paper beneath the instrument an image, which can be traced. It became the word for “picture-taking device” when modern photography began, c.1840 (extended to television filming devices 1928). Camera-shy is attested from 1890. Old Church Slavonic komora, Lithuanian kamara, Old Irish camra all are borrowings from Latin.
camera cam·er·a (kām’ər-ə, kām’rə)
n. pl. cam·er·ae (-ə-rē)
A chamber or cavity, such as one of the chambers of the heart or eye.
[in-kuh n-des] /ˌɪn kənˈdɛs/ verb (used with or without object), incandesced, incandescing. 1. to glow or cause to glow with heat. /ˌɪnkænˈdɛs/ verb 1. (intransitive) to exhibit incandescence
[in-kuh n-des-uh ns] /ˌɪn kənˈdɛs əns/ noun 1. the emission of visible light by a body, caused by its high temperature. Compare . 2. the light produced by such an emission. 3. the quality of being . /ˌɪnkænˈdɛsəns/ noun 1. the emission of light by a body as a consequence of raising its temperature Compare […]
[in-kuh n-des-uh nt] /ˌɪn kənˈdɛs ənt/ adjective 1. (of light) produced by . 2. glowing or white with heat. 3. intensely bright; brilliant. 4. brilliant; masterly; extraordinarily lucid: an incandescent masterpiece; incandescent wit. 5. aglow with ardor, purpose, etc.: the incandescent vitality of youth. /ˌɪnkænˈdɛsənt/ adjective 1. emitting light as a result of being heated […]
noun 1. a lamp that emits light due to the glowing of a heated material, especially the common device in which a tungsten filament enclosed within an evacuated glass bulb is rendered luminous by the passage of an electric current through it. noun 1. a source of light that contains a heated solid, such as […]