camera obscuracamera ob·scu·ra
a dark chamber with a lens or opening through which an image is projected in natural colors onto an opposite surface
Origin of camera obscuraModL, literally , dark chamber ; from L: see camera and amp; obscure
A darkened chamber in which the real image of an object is received through a small opening or lens and focused in natural color onto a facing surface rather than recorded on a film or plate.
Origin of camera obscuraNew Latin camera obsc&umacron;ra : Latin camera, chamber + Latin obsc&umacron;ra, feminine of obsc&umacron;rus, dark.
(plural camera obscuras)