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camera obscura

noun cam·era ob·scu·ra \-əb-ˈskyr-ə\

Definition of CAMERA OBSCURA

:  a darkened enclosure having an aperture usually provided with a lens through which light from external objects enters to form an image of the objects on the opposite surface

Origin of CAMERA OBSCURA

New Latin, literally, dark chamber
First Known Use: 1725

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