Definition of Celluloid

1. 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.




2. Adjective. Artificial as if portrayed in a film. "A novel with flat celluloid characters"
Exact synonyms: Synthetic
Similar to: Artificial, Unreal

3. Noun. A medium that disseminates moving pictures. "Film coverage of sporting events"
Exact synonyms: Cinema, Film
Examples of category: Cut-in, Insert, Macguffin, Mcguffin
Category relationships: Art, Artistic Creation, Artistic Production, Business, Business Enterprise, Commercial Enterprise
Generic synonyms: Medium
Specialized synonyms: Silver Screen
Derivative terms: Cinematic, Film, Film

Definition of Celluloid

1. n. 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.

Definition of Celluloid

1. Noun. Any of a variety of thermoplastics created from nitrocellulose and camphor, once used as photographic film. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively often used attributively) The genre of cinema; film. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Celluloid

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Celluloid

cellulation
cellule
cellules
cellulicidal
celluliferous
cellulifugal
cellulin
cellulipetal
cellulite
cellulites
cellulitic phlegmasia
cellulitides
cellulitis
cellulitises
cellulocutaneous flap
celluloid (current term)
celluloid strip
celluloids
cellulolytic
cellulosan
cellulose
cellulose acetate
cellulose acetate phthalate
cellulose ester
cellulose nitrate
cellulose synthase
cellulose tape
cellulose tape technique
cellulose triacetate
cellulose xanthate

Literary usage of Celluloid

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1. Casein: Its Preparation and Technical Utilisationby Robert Scherer by Robert Scherer (1906)
"celluloid : Its Raw Material, Manufacture, Properties and Uses. A Handbook for Manufacturers 01 celluloid and celluloid Articles, and all Industries using ..."

2. Workshop Receipts by Ernest Spon, Robert Haldane, Charles George Warnford Lock (1883)
"(7) Instead of evaporating the solvent used in making the celluloid, ... The celluloid is placed in a vessel containing a revolving agitator or beater, ..."

3. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1913)
"celluloid corset, front view. of about one week; corset worn five weeks, ... celluloid corset, back view. corrected? There are a large number of cases where ..."

4. Wood Products: Distillates and Extractsby Paul Dumesny, J. Noyer by Paul Dumesny, J. Noyer (1908)
"•celluloid : Its Raw Material, Manufacture, Properties and Uses. A Handbook for Manufacturers of celluloid and celluloid Articles, and all Industries using ..."

5. Wood products: Distillates and Extractsby Paul Dumesny, J. Noyer by Paul Dumesny, J. Noyer (1908)
"•celluloid : Its Raw Material, Manufacture, Properties and Uses. A Handbook for Manufacturers of celluloid and celluloid Articles ..."

6. Soaps: A Practical Manual of the Manufacture of Domestic, Toilet and Other Soapsby George Henry Hurst by George Henry Hurst (1907)
"celluloid. celluloid : Its Raw Material, Manufacture, Properties and Uses. A Handbook for Manufacturers ot celluloid and celluloid Articles, ..."

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