viewfinder

noun view·find·er \ ˈvyü-ˌfīn-dər \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of viewfinder

: a device on a camera for showing the area of the subject to be included in the picture

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First Known Use of viewfinder

1883

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VIEWFINDER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of viewfinder for English Language Learners

  • : a small hole or window on a camera that you look through to see what is being photographed


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viewfinder

noun view·find·er \ ˈvyü-ˌfīn-dər \

Definition of viewfinder for Students

: a device on a camera that shows the view to be included in the picture


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