Meaning of “camera” in the English Dictionary


"camera" in English

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cameranoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkæm.rə/ us /ˈkæm.rə/

A1 a device for taking photographs or making films or television programmes:

I forgot to take my camera with me to Portugal, so I couldn't take any photos.
Television camera crews broadcast the event all round the world.
It was said of Marilyn Monroe that the camera loved her (= that she looked very attractive on film and in photographs).
on camera

appearing on a section of video:

They were caught on camera as they brutally attacked a man.

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(Definition of “camera” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"camera" in American English

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cameranoun [ C ]

us /ˈkæm·rə/

a device for taking photographs, making films, or recording images on videotape

(Definition of “camera” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)