There are 2 definitions of camera in English:

camera1

Line breaks: cam¦era
Pronunciation: /ˈkam(ə)rə
 
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noun

A device for recording visual images in the form of photographs, film, or video signals: she faced the cameras a press photographer’s camera flashed a video camera
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  • The cameras will record digital images used to help police pursue action against criminals.
  • The man holding the video camera turned the camera on and brought the eyepiece up to his eye.
  • Fighting broke out as security men tried to stop angry guests using cameras and video recorders.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin (see camera2, camera obscura).

Phrases

on (or off) camera

While being filmed or televised (or not being filmed or televised): he had used a four-letter word off camera on camera, she was error-prone and nervous
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  • But even when there is no overt sexuality on camera, a film set is a very sexualized place.
  • You will find hardly any improvising on camera anywhere in my films.
  • However, the most hair-raising part of the film took place off camera.

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There are 2 definitions of camera in English:

camera2

Line breaks: cam¦era
Pronunciation: /ˈkam(ə)rə
 
/

noun

[in names]
A chamber or round building: the Radcliffe Camera
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  • There is one camera in the south west of England that is painted with luminous strips.
  • Read about a walk around the Radcliffe Camera at Oxford University, part of the Bodleian Library.

Origin

late 17th century (denoting a council or legislative chamber in Italy or Spain): from Latin, 'vault, arched chamber', from Greek kamara 'object with an arched cover'.

Phrases

in camera

chiefly Law In private, in particular taking place in the private chambers of a judge, with the press and public excluded: judges assess the merits of such claims in camera
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  • The Court will normally hear cases in public unless the interests of justice demand in camera proceedings.
  • He knew, of course, about the bomber but all the technical details described at the inquest were held in camera and a veil soon seemed to settle over the tragic event.
  • The Department of Justice not only refused access to the information used by the FBI, it also objected to the judge examining them in camera.

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