camera-eye

noun

Definition of camera-eye

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

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First Known Use of camera-eye

1908, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Camera-eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camera-eye. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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