Meaning of camera

cam•er•a

Pronunciation: (kam'ur-u, kam'ru), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -er•as -er•ae
—n.
  1. 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.
  2. (in a television transmitting apparatus) the device in which the picture to be televised is formed before it is changed into electric impulses.
  3. a judge's private office.
    1. Law.in the privacy of a judge's chambers.
    2. privately.
  4. out of the range of a television or motion-picture camera.
  5. being filmed or televised by a live camera: Be sure to look alert when you are on camera.
—adj.
  1. camera-ready.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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