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Topic: PHOTOGRAPHY

Date: 1700-1800
Origin: camera obscura 'box with a hole through which an image is made to appear on the inside of the box' (18-21 centuries), from Modern Latin, 'dark room'; CHAMBER

camera

noun
     
camera
cam‧e‧ra S2 W3 [countable]
1TCP a piece of equipment used to take photographs or make films or television programmes [↪ camcorder, video camera]
on/off camera (=while a camera is recording or not recording)
The crime was caught on camera by police.
2

in camera

law a law case that is held in camera takes place secretly or privately
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