Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A trademark for a specially treated, transparent plastic capable of polarizing light passing through it, used in glare-reducing optical devices.
  • A trademark for a camera and film that produce instant photographs.

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  • noun A camera that develops its own film.
  • noun A print from such a camera.

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  • noun (trade mark) a plastic film that can polarize a beam of light; often used in sunglasses to eliminate glare

Etymologies

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Genericized trademark.

Examples

  • Cut to today, and the new Polaroid is solvent again, introducing new cameras with a classic, old-style lookand a twist: They're now digital, with a built-in instant printer.

    CES: Polaroid film cameras come back

  • She stressed that her "creative partnership" with Polaroid is not an endorsement deal.

    CES: Going 'Gaga' for Polaroid's new partner

  • Polaroid is sold to the Peters group after 3 years in bankruptcy.

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  • For the purist, Polaroid is introducing a new film camera model, the PIC 1000, which looks and resembles the Polaroid One-Step from the 1970s and 1980s.

    CES: Polaroid film cameras come back

  • Cut to today, and the new Polaroid is solvent again, and introducing new cameras that look like the classic old-style cameras, but with a twist -- they're now digital, with a built-in instant printer.

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  • The Branding of Polaroid is a weblog by Paul Giambarba, "the man responsible for Polaroid's identity and packaging back in the sixties and seventies."

    Conscientious: Weblogs: June 2004 Archives

  • ZAHN: And finally, we called Polaroid and we got a statement from them, and they basically said that they were in bankruptcy proceedings, John, at the time, that they had to let go of a lot of people, and they went on to say that those on long-term disability still receive up to 70 percent of their salaries, if not their benefits.

    CNN Transcript Jul 16, 2003

  • Headsets and battery packs for the Xbox 360, a dock for the Nintendo DS, sports packs and sensor bars for the Wii, and and controllers for the PS3 are being worked on by Polaroid, which is very firmly back in the game after various to-ing and fro-ing between the grave and store shelves.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Gadgets

  • Headsets and battery packs for the Xbox 360, a dock for the Nintendo DS, sports packs and sensor bars for the Wii, and and controllers for the PS3 are being worked on by Polaroid, which is very firmly back in the game after various to-ing and fro-ing between the grave and store shelves.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Gadgets

  • Headsets and battery packs for the Xbox 360, a dock for the Nintendo DS, sports packs and sensor bars for the Wii, and and controllers for the PS3 are being worked on by Polaroid, which is very firmly back in the game after various to-ing and fro-ing between the grave and store shelves.

    Gizmodo

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