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Adjective: celluloid  'sel-yu,loyd
  1. Artificial as if portrayed in a film
    "a novel with flat celluloid characters";
    - synthetic
Noun: celluloid  'sel-yu,loyd
  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 that disseminates moving pictures
    "theatre pieces transferred to celluloid";
    - film, cinema, big screen [informal]

Derived forms: celluloids

See also: artificial, unreal

Type of: medium, thermoplastic, thermoplastic resin

Encyclopedia: Celluloid