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celluloid

noun [U]     /ˈsel.jʊ.lɔɪd/
old-fashioned films or the cinema generally: Critics called it 'The most seductive image of woman ever committed to celluloid' (= put in a film).Cinema - general words a type of plastic used to make many things, especially, in the past, photographic filmPlastics and rubber
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