Camera-obscura meaning

əb-skyo͝orə
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.
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A dark chamber with a lens or opening through which an image is projected in natural colors onto an opposite surface.
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A darkened chamber in which the image of an outside object is projected and focused onto a surface.
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Origin of camera-obscura

  • New Latin camera obscūra Latin camera chamber Latin obscūra feminine of obscūrus dark

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • New Latin, from camera, chamber, + obscura, dark.

    From Wiktionary