celluloid definition

  • noun:
    • A colorless flammable product produced from nitrocellulose and camphor and familiar with make photographic movie.
    • Motion-picture film: "a strange, anachronistic sight: movie theater pieces used in celluloid” ( David Ansen).
    • The cinema; movies: "There Are Not Any heroes in celluloid” ( Charles Langbridge Morgan).
    • Any of many different thermoplastics produced from nitrocellulose and camphor, when used as photographic film.
    • The style of cinema; movie.
    • A substance composed essentially of weapon cotton and camphor, when pure resembling ivory in surface and color, but variously coloured to imitate coral, tortoise-shell, amber, malachite, etc. It's found in the make of precious jewelry and several little articles, as combs, brushes, collars, and cuffs; -- originally known as xylonite.
    • A substance made of guncotton, camphor, many various other ingredients, imitating ivory, or, when colored, tortoise-shell, red coral, emerald, malachite, etc. Many articles, useful and ornamental, are manufactured from it.
    • very flammable substance produced from cellulose nitrate and camphor; used in e.g. motion-picture and X-ray movie; its usage has decreased using growth of nonflammable thermoplastics
    • a medium that disseminates going photos
  • adjective:
    • made from or using a material made of nitrocellulose and camphor.
    • Of or portrayed on movie or in movies.
    • synthetic; artificial: a novel with flat, celluloid figures.
    • artificial as though portrayed in a film
  • others:
    • Having the shape or semblance of cells.

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