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'Celluloid'

Definition of 'celluloid'
From: WordNet
adjective
Artificial as if portrayed in a film; "a novel with flat celluloid characters" [syn: celluloid, synthetic]
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
noun
A medium that disseminates moving pictures; "theater pieces transferred to celluloid"; "this story would be good cinema"; "film coverage of sporting events" [syn: film, cinema, celluloid]
Definition of 'Celluloid'
From: GCIDE
Celluloid \Cel"lu*loid`\ (s[e^]l"[-u]*loid), n. [Cellulose + -oid.] A substance composed essentially of gun cotton and camphor, and when pure resembling ivory in texture and color, but variously colored to imitate coral, tortoise shell, amber, malachite, etc. It is used in the manufacture of jewelry and many small articles, as combs, brushes, collars, and cuffs; -- originally called xylonite. [1913 Webster]
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