pho⋅tog⋅ra⋅phy [fuh-tog-ruh-fee]  –noun

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.9999 1.  the process or art of producing images of objects on sensitized surfaces by the chemical action of light or of other forms of radiant energy, as x-rays, gamma rays, or cosmic rays.

film [film]  –noun

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.9999 1.  Movies.

.9999 a.  a strip of transparent material, usually cellulose triacetate, covered with a photographic emulsion and perforated along one or both edges, intended for the recording and reproduction of images.  b.  a similar perforated strip covered with an iron oxide emulsion, intended for the recording and reproduction of both images and sound.  c.  motion picture.

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.9999 2.  Often, films,

.9999 a.  motion pictures collectively.  b.  the motion-picture industry, or its productions, operations, etc.  c.  motion pictures, as a genre of art or entertainment: experimental film.