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Definitions and Synonyms of celluloid | Another word for celluloid | What is celluloid?

Definition 1: a medium that disseminates moving pictures - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where celluloid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • theater pieces transferred to celluloid
  • this story would be good cinema
  • film coverage of sporting events

Synonyms for celluloid in the sense of this definition

(celluloid is a kind of ...) a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information

(... is a kind of celluloid ) the film industry

(celluloid belongs to category ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

(celluloid belongs to category ...) the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects

"computers are now widely used in business"

(celluloid is the domain which ... is member of) (film) a still picture that is introduced and that interrupts the action of a film

(celluloid is the domain which ... is member of) (film) a plot element that catches the viewers' attention or drives the plot

"the McGuffin was a key element of Alfred Hitchcock's films"

Definition 2: 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 denoting substance]

(celluloid is a kind of ...) a material that softens when heated and hardens again when cooled

(celluloid is made of the substance ...) a resin obtained from the camphor tree; used in making celluloid and liniment

(celluloid is made of the substance ...) a nitric acid ester; used in lacquers and explosives

Definition 3: artificial as if portrayed in a film - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where celluloid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a novel with flat celluloid characters

Synonyms for celluloid in the sense of this definition

(celluloid is similar to ...) contrived by art rather than nature

"artificial flowers" "artificial flavoring" "an artificial diamond" "artificial fibers" "artificial sweeteners"

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