camera obscura

noun cam·era ob·scu·ra \ -əb-ˈskyu̇r-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

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Origin and Etymology of camera obscura

New Latin, literally, dark chamber


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