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Dictionary definition for: Celluloid

1. (n) 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. (s) artificial as if portrayed in a film; "a novel with flat celluloid characters"

3. (n) a medium that disseminates moving pictures; "theater pieces transferred to celluloid" "this story would be good cinema" "film coverage of sporting events"

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