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    celluloid - Dictionary definition and meaning for word celluloid

    (noun) highly flammable substance made from cellulose nitrate and camphor; used in e.g. motion-picture and X-ray film; its use has decreased with the development of nonflammable thermoplastics Definition
    (noun) a medium that disseminates moving pictures
    Synonyms : cinema , film
    Example Sentence
    • theater pieces transferred to celluloid
    • this story would be good cinema
    • film coverage of sporting events
    (adj) artificial as if portrayed in a film
    Synonyms : synthetic
    Example Sentence
    • a novel with flat celluloid characters
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