American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British A movie camera or projector.
- n. Chiefly British A movie theater.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument devised in France for projecting on a screen photographs showing objects in motion. It consists essentially of a lantern fitted with a mechanism for projecting, in rapid succession, many hundred photographs representing the consecutive stages of the moving picture. These photographs are on a long ribbon or film which is wound from one spool to another, each picture being before the objective for an instant, at which moment light passes through it to the screen. The term is also applied to the instrument used for taking the pictures. Also
- To photograph with a cinematograph; to make a succession of photographic pictures of objects in motion. Also kinematograph.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. an older name for a
movie projector, a machine, combining magic lantern and kinetoscope features, for projecting on a screen a series of pictures, moved rapidly (25 to 50 frames per second) and intermittently before an objective lens, and producing by persistence of vision the illusion of continuous motion; a moving-picture projector; also, any of several other machines or devices producing moving pictorial effects. Other older names for the movie projectorare animatograph, biograph, bioscope, electrograph, electroscope, kinematograph, kinetoscope, veriscope, vitagraph, vitascope, zoögyroscope, zoöpraxiscope, etc.
- n. A camera for taking chronophotographs for exhibition by the instrument described above.
- French cinématographe : Greek kīnēma, kīnēmat-, motion (from kīnein, to move; see kei-2 in Indo-European roots) + -graphe, -graph. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Jules, who had found a sheep-pond in the dark a little lower down, gave what you might call a cinematograph reproduction o 'sporadic musketry.”
“These pictures, which they recognised as an immeasurable development of what is called the cinematograph process on Earth, extended through the whole gamut of the satellite's life.”
“We hardly do anything else than set going a kind of cinematograph inside us….”
“He would, of course, like to move, but he cannot, because he is obliged to contemplate the kind of cinematograph of which the teacher speaks in the series of images she suggests, though they exist only in the shape of pieces of wood all of the same size.”
“Whether we would think becoming, or express it, or even perceive it, we hardly do anything else than set going a kind of cinematograph inside us.”
“cinematograph," the actual position of the legs in a galloping horse at any given fraction of a second was unknown.”
“Inheriting his father's cinematograph, the young Motl Mendl is persuaded to settle in the shtetl and document local life in moving pictures.”
“Ponting hauled his cinematograph camera on to the Terra Nova in 1910 and tagged along for a while on Scott's ill-fated Antarctic expedition.”
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