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Etymology 1[edit]

Contraction of camcording.


camming (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Camcording; the illegal re-recording of films on camcorder in a cinema.
    • 2006, Joan M Van Tassel, Digital rights management
      Many of the VCDs sold in Asia stem from such camming...
    • 2007 February 19, Ian Austen, “Hollywood Gets Tough on Movie Copying in Canada”, in New York Times[1]:
      In the United States, federal law as well as 40 state laws can impose harsh penalties for videotaping movies from theater screens, a process known as camming.
    • 2009, Robert Bird, Subhash C Jain, The Global Challenge of Intellectual Property Rights
      Considering the supposed losses due to camming, the small reward and associated limitations on receiving it are unlikely to encourage employees to make the extra, and perhaps dangerous, effort to stop this illegal conduct.

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of camera, from the first part of Latin camera obscura (dark chamber), itself from Ancient Greek καμάρα (kamára, vaulted chamber), from Proto-Indo-European *kam- (to arch)



  1. present participle of cam