camera-eye

noun

1
: the capacity for reporting that is as detailed and detached as a photograph
does not pretend that his is the impartial camera-eyeRobert Graves
2
: observation or reporting that is detached and photographic in detail
camera-eye reportageAngus Wilson

Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of camera-eye was in 1908

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“Camera-eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camera-eye. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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