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a darkened boxlike device in which images of external objects, received through an aperture, as with a convex lens, are exhibited in their natural colors on a surface arranged to receive them: used for sketching, exhibition purposes, etc.
Historical Examples

Stories and Pictures Isaac Loeb Peretz
Faces in the Fire Frank W. Boreham
Faces in the Fire Frank W. Boreham
The Danes in Lancashire and Yorkshire S. W. Partington
The Evolution of Photography John Werge
The Evolution of Photography John Werge
Old and New London Walter Thornbury
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various
The Evolution of Photography John Werge
The Evolution of Photography John Werge

a darkened chamber or small building in which images of outside objects are projected onto a flat surface by a convex lens in an aperture Sometimes shortened to camera


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