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celluloid


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  celluloid 
  adj  1:  of  or  made  from  celluloid 
  2:  artificial  as  if  portrayed  in  a  film;  "a  novel  with  flat 
  celluloid  characters"  [syn:  {synthetic}] 
  n  1:  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 
  2:  a  medium  (art  or  business)  that  disseminates  moving 
  pictures:  "theater  pieces  transferred  to  celluloid";  "this 
  story  would  be  good  cinema";  "film  coverange  of  sporting 
  events"  [syn:  {film},  {cinema}] 




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