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EnglishEdit

 
A camera.

EtymologyEdit

From New Latin camera obscura (dark chamber), because the first cameras used a pinhole and a dark room; from Latin camera (chamber or bedchamber), from Ancient Greek καμάρα (kamára, anything with an arched cover, a covered carriage or boat, a vaulted chamber, a vault). Doublet of chamber.

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camera (plural cameras)

  1. A device for taking still or moving pictures or photographs.
    • 2013 July-August, Fenella Saunders, “Tiny Lenses See the Big Picture”, in American Scientist:
      The single-imaging optic of the mammalian eye offers some distinct visual advantages. Such lenses can take in photons from a wide range of angles, increasing light sensitivity. They also have high spatial resolution, resolving incoming images in minute detail. It’s therefore not surprising that most cameras mimic this arrangement.
  2. (computer graphics, video games) The viewpoint in a three-dimensional game or simulation.
    • 2003, Tom Meigs, Ultimate game design: building game worlds
      If you're building a third-person game with enclosed or tight spaces, try to figure out up front what camera problems you will likely encounter. Use this identification process to influence the early building process.
    • 2006, Patrick O'Luanaigh, Game Design Complete
      I'm talking about the way the camera flies up above the skater when you leap into the air. No one had done it before.
  3. A vaulted room.
  4. The judge's private chamber, where cases may be heard in camera.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from New Latin camera obscura (dark chamber), from Latin camera (chamber, bedchamber).

PronunciationEdit

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  • Hyphenation: ca‧me‧ra

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camera f (plural camera's, diminutive cameraatje n)

  1. camera

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camera

  1. third-person singular simple future of camer

InterlinguaEdit

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camera (plural cameras)

  1. room, chamber

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin camera, from Ancient Greek καμάρα (kamára).

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camera f (plural camere)

  1. room; chamber (all senses)
  2. bedroom
  3. assembly, parliament
  4. camera (for taking moving pictures)
    Synonym: telecamera

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LadinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin camera.

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camera f (plural cameres)

  1. chamber, room

LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek καμάρα (kamára, anything with an arched cover, a covered carriage or boat, a vaulted chamber, a vault).

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camera f (genitive camerae); first declension

  1. A chamber in its various senses, including:
    1. A room, especially a vaulted room, a vault.
    2. A deliberative body.
DeclensionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative camera camerae
genitive camerae camerārum
dative camerae camerīs
accusative cameram camerās
ablative camerā camerīs
vocative camera camerae
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Etymology 2Edit

A regularly conjugated form of camerō (verb).

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camerā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of camerō

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camera f

  1. definite singular nominative and accusative form of cameră.