Celluloid meaning

sĕlyə-loid
Made of or using a material made from nitrocellulose and camphor.
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A colorless flammable material made from nitrocellulose and camphor and used to make photographic film.
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Of or portrayed on film or in motion pictures.
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Artificial; synthetic.

A novel with flat, celluloid characters.

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A tough, flammable thermoplastic made from pyroxylin and camphor, used, esp. formerly, for toilet articles, novelties, etc.
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Films.
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Any of a variety of thermoplastics created from nitrocellulose and camphor, once used as photographic film.
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(figuratively, often used attributively) The genre of cinema; film.
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Origin of celluloid

  • Originally a trademark

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

  • Former trademark of Celluloid Manufacturing Company

    From Wiktionary