photographic film

Definitions of photographic film
  1. noun
    photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies
    synonyms: film
    see moresee less
    show 17 types...
    hide 17 types...
    film that has been shot
    film on which materials are photographed at greatly reduced size; useful for storage; a magnification system is used to read the material
    cine-film, motion-picture film, movie film
    photographic film several hundred feet long and wound on a spool; to be used in a movie camera
    a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed
    orthochromatic film
    a photographic film sensitive to green and blue and violet light
    panchromatic film
    photographic film sensitive to light of all colors (including red)
    a film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject
    a roll of photographic film holding a series of frames to be projected by a movie projector
    photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light
    roll film
    photographic film wound on a spool
    episode, sequence
    film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie
    X-ray film
    photographic film used to make X-ray pictures
    film clip
    a strip of motion picture film used in a telecast
    a dental X-ray film that can be held in place by the teeth during radiography
    small sheet of microfilm on which many pages of material have been photographed; a magnification system is used to read the material
    sound film
    motion-picture film with sound effects and dialogue recorded on it
    a film sequence made by editing together a series of separate scenes or shots
    type of:
    photographic material, photographic paper
    light-sensitive paper on which photograph can be printed
Word Family

Test prep from the experts

Boost your test score with programs developed by’s experts.

  • Proven methods: Learn faster, remember longer with our scientific approach.
  • Personalized plan: We customize your experience to maximize your learning.
  • Strategic studying: Focus on the words that are most crucial for success.


  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 8 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week


  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 10 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week


  • Number of words: 700+
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Time: 1 hour / week