camera

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See also: caméra and cameră

English[edit]

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A camera.

Etymology[edit]

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).

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camera (plural cameræ or cameras)

  1. A device for taking still or moving pictures or photographs.
    • 2013 July-August, Fenella Saunders, “Tiny Lenses See the Big Picture”, 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. (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.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin camera.

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

  1. camera

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French[edit]

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camera

  1. third-person singular simple future of camer

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camera (plural cameras)

  1. room, chamber

Italian[edit]

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From Latin camera.

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camera f (plural camere)

  1. room, chamber
  2. bedroom
  3. assembly, parliament
  4. camera (for taking moving pictures)

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camera f (plural cameres)

  1. chamber, room

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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. room, chamber, vault

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First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative camera camerae
genitive camerae camerārum
dative camerae camerīs
accusative cameram camerās
ablative camerā camerīs
vocative camera camerae

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  • chamber in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

camera f (singular, nominative/accusative, definite form of cameră)

  1. the room