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camcorder Tweet Definition of camcorder Like Definition of camcorder on Facebook
noun
  1. a portable electronic device for recording images and audio on to a storage device, hence functioning as a camera and a recorder in a single unit
camera Tweet Definition of camera Like Definition of camera on Facebook
noun
  1. A device for taking still or moving pictures or photographs.
carrier Tweet Definition of carrier Like Definition of carrier on Facebook
noun
  1. A person or object that carry, carries someone or something else.
aircraft carrier
armored personnel carrier
  1. A company in the business of shipping freight.
  2. A person or animal that transmits a disease to others without itself contracting the disease.
  3. A signal such as radio, sound, or light that is modulated to transmit information.
  4. A mobile network operator; wireless carrier
CB Tweet Definition of CB Like Definition of CB on Facebook
initialism (wikipedia, citizens' band radio)
  1. citizens' band
  2. Chemical and Biological
CCTV Tweet Definition of CCTV Like Definition of CCTV on Facebook
initialism
  1. Closed Circuit Television
    1. China Central Television
ch. Tweet Definition of ch. Like Definition of ch. on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. Church
  2. chapter
  3. (biblical) Book of Chronicles, also see: w:Wiktionary_Appendix:Abbreviations
challenger Tweet Definition of challenger Like Definition of challenger on Facebook
noun
  1. One who challenges.
One child stood as king of the hill, and tried to withstand the pushes and shoves of his challengers.
chassis Tweet Definition of chassis Like Definition of chassis on Facebook
noun (chassis)
  1. A base frame, or movable railway, along which the carriage of a mounted gun moves backward and forward.
  2. The base frame of a motor vehicle.
  3. A frame or housing containing electrical or mechanical equipment, such as on a computer.
closed-circuit television Tweet Definition of closed-circuit television Like Definition of closed-circuit television on Facebook
noun
  1. a system of television cameras, connected by cable to a control room, used for surveillance
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 — 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.
counterpoise Tweet Definition of counterpoise Like Definition of counterpoise on Facebook
noun
  1. A weight sufficient to balance another, as in the opposite scale of a balance; an equal weight.
  2. An equal power or force acting in opposition; a force sufficient to balance another force.
  3. The relation of two weights or forces which balance each other; equilibrium; equiponderance.
verb
  1. To act against with equal weight; to equal in weight; to balance the weight of; to counterbalance.
  2. To act against with equal power; to balance.
Crystal Tweet Definition of Crystal Like Definition of Crystal on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female).
  2. (slang) The drug Crystal Meth (methamphetamine hydrochloride)
crystal set Tweet Definition of crystal set Like Definition of crystal set on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, crystal radio receiver)
  1. An early radio receiver, having no electrical power supply except the radio waves themselves; it used a crystal of lead or cadmium sulphide and a wire (the Cat's whisker) touching the crystal's surface.

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