Pronunciation: (kam'ur-u, kam'ru), [key]
—n., pl. -er•as for 1,2, -er•aePronunciation: (-u-rē) [key] for 3,
1. a boxlike device for holding a film or plate sensitive to light, having an aperture controlled by a shutter that, when opened, admits light enabling an object to be focused, usually by means of a lens, on the film or plate, thereby producing a photographic image.
2. (in a television transmitting apparatus) the device in which the picture to be televised is formed before it is changed into electric impulses.
3. a judge's private office.
4. in camera,
a. Law.in the privacy of a judge's chambers.
5. off camera, out of the range of a television or motion-picture camera.
6. on camera, being filmed or televised by a live camera: Be sure to look alert when you are on camera.
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