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Meaning of CINEMATOGRAPH

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cin`e*mat"o*graph\, n. [Gr. ?, ?, motion +
-graph.]
1. A machine, combining magic lantern and kinetoscope
   features, for projecting on a screen a series of pictures,
   moved rapidly (25 to 50 a second) and intermittently
   before an objective lens, and producing by persistence of
   vision the illusion of continuous motion; a moving-picture
   machine; also, any of several other machines or devices
   producing moving pictorial effects. Other common names for
   the cinematograph are {animatograph}, {biograph},
   {bioscope}, {electrograph}, {electroscope},
   {kinematograph}, {kinetoscope}, {veriscope}, {vitagraph},
   {vitascope}, {zo["o]gyroscope}, {zo["o]praxiscope}, etc.



   The cinematograph, invented by Edison in 1894, is the
   result of the introduction of the flexible film into
   photography in place of glass.              --Encyc. Brit.

2. A camera for taking chronophotographs for exhibition by
   the instrument described above.

 

 

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