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camera Tweet Definition of camera Like Definition of camera on Facebook
noun
  1. A device for taking still or moving pictures or photographs.
carbon paper Tweet Definition of carbon paper Like Definition of carbon paper on Facebook
noun
  1. A sheet of paper with one of the faces impregnated with carbon, used to make carbon copy, carbon copies.
carbon process Tweet Definition of carbon process Like Definition of carbon process on Facebook
noun
  1. the process of making carbon prints
cartridge Tweet Definition of cartridge Like Definition of cartridge on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, firearms) The package consisting of the bullet, primer, and casing containing gunpowder; a round of ammunition.
  2. (A general sense that arose by extension from the sense of firearm cartridge) A prefabricated subassembly that can be easily installed in or removed from a larger mechanism or replaced with another interchangeable subassembly.
  3. (computing) A vessel which contains the ink or toner for a computer printer and can be easily replaced with another.
  4. (computing) Magnetic tape storage, used for storing (backup) copies of data.
  5. (obsolete) A small paper package, e.g. in an old book about making printer's type: After all the type has been cast: "The Boy will paper up each sort in a by itself".
cassette Tweet Definition of cassette Like Definition of cassette on Facebook
noun
  1. A small flat case containing magnetic tape on two reels, used to record and play back audio and video material.
  2. Any similar small cartridge, such as for a computer disk.
  3. (photography) A lightproof container for photographic film.
  4. (genetics) A modular DNA sequence encoding one or more genes for a single biochemical function.
  5. (bicycle part) A set of sprockets mounted onto a splined shaft on the freehub.
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chalky Tweet Definition of chalky Like Definition of chalky on Facebook
adjective
  1. Consisting of or containing chalk.
  2. Resembling chalk in any way.
chrome Tweet Definition of chrome Like Definition of chrome on Facebook
noun
  1. Another name for chromium when used to plate other metals.
closeup Tweet Definition of closeup Like Definition of closeup on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, Filmology) A video or film recording made with the camera positioned close to an actor, often so that only the head or face is visible.
contrast Tweet Definition of contrast Like Definition of contrast on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) A difference in lightness, brightness and/or hue between two colours that makes them more or less distinguishable.
  2. (uncountable) The degree of this difference.
The red and the orange don't have much contrast between them &mdash; I can hardly tell them apart.
  1. (countable) A difference between two objects, people or concepts.
Israel is a country of many contrasts.
  1. (uncountable) A control on a television, etc, that adjusts the amount of contrast in the images being displayed.
verb
  1. (transitive) To set in opposition in order to show the difference or differences between.
converter Tweet Definition of converter Like Definition of converter on Facebook
noun
  1. A person or thing that converts.
copier Tweet Definition of copier Like Definition of copier on Facebook
noun
  1. A machine that copies graphical material; a duplicator.
  2. A person who copies documents.
coverage Tweet Definition of coverage Like Definition of coverage on Facebook
noun
  1. The amount that something or someone is covered.
Don't go to lunch if we don't have enough for the help-desk phones.
Before laying sod on that clay, the ground needs two inches of with topsoil.
The enemy fire is increasing - can we get some immediate from those bunkers?
crop Tweet Definition of crop Like Definition of crop on Facebook
noun
  1. A plant, especially a cereal, grown for food.
  2. The natural production for a specific year, particularly of plants.
  3. A group, cluster or collection of things occuring at the same time.
a crop of idea
  1. The lashing end of a whip
  2. An entire short whip, especially as used in horse-riding; a riding crop.
  3. A rocky outcrop.
  4. The act of
  1. Verb, cropping.
  2. A short haircut.
  3. (archaic, or, dialect) The head of a flower, especially when picked; an ear of corn; the top branches of a tree.
  4. (anatomy) A pouch-like part of the alimentary tract of some birds (and some other animals), used to store food before digestion, or for regurgitation; a craw.
  • 1892: The bird gave a gulp, and I felt the stone pass along its gullet and down into its . " Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" (Norton 2005 p.221)
    1. (architecture) the foliate part of a finial.
verb (crop, p, ed)
  1. (transitive) To remove the top end of something, especially a plant.
  2. (transitive) To cut (especially hair or an animal's tail or ears) short.
  3. (transitive) To remove the outer parts of a photography or image in order to frame the subject better.
cyanine Tweet Definition of cyanine Like Definition of cyanine on Facebook
noun
  1. A synthetic blue dye used in photography etc.

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