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Definition of camera noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



, NAmE//ˈkæmərə//
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  •   a piece of equipment for taking photographs, moving pictures, or television pictures Just point the camera and press the button. Cameras started clicking as soon as she stepped out of the car. a TV/digital camera a camera crew
  • Idioms
    in camera (law)
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    in a judge's private room, without the press or the public being present The trial was held in camera.
    being filmed or shown on television Are you prepared to tell your story on camera?
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: camera