- A thin layer of some substance.
- (context, photography) A medium used to capture images in a camera.
- A motion picture.
- To record a motion picture on photographic film
Etymology: w:Old English, Old English filmen, membrane, skin from w:West Germanic, West Germanic (cf. w:Old Frisian, Old Frisian filmene, skin, Old English fell hide), extended from Proto Germanic. fello(m) animal hide, from w:PIE, Proto-Indo-European pello-/pelno- (cf. w:Greek language, Greek pella, w:Latin, Latin pellis skin). Sense of a thin coat of something is 1577, extended by 1845 to the coating of chemical gel on photographic plates. By 1895 this also meant the coating plus the paper or celluloid.
- "A Hollywood studio was filming on-location in NYC."
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