Phone vs Camera - What's the difference?

phone | camera |

As a verb phone

is .

As a noun camera is




(wikipedia phone)

Etymology 1

Shortening of (telephone).


(en noun)
  • A device for transmitting conversations and other sounds in real time across distances.
  • Derived terms
    * cell phone * clamshell phone * flip phone * mobile phone * phone sex * phone tag * smartphone
    See also


  • To call (someone) on the telephone.
  • Synonyms
    * call, ring, telephone
    Derived terms
    * phone it in * phone up

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (phonetics) A speech segment that possesses distinct physical or perceptual properties, considered as a physical event without regard to its place in the phonology of a language.
  • camera


    (wikipedia camera)


  • A device for taking still or moving pictures or s.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Fenella Saunders
  • , title= Tiny Lenses See the Big Picture, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=The single-imaging optic of the mammalian eye offers some distinct visual advantages. Such lenses can take in photons from a wide range of angles, increasing light sensitivity. They also have high spatial resolution, resolving incoming images in minute detail. It’s therefore not surprising that most cameras mimic this arrangement.}}
  • (video games) The game or simulation.
  • * 2003 , Tom Meigs, Ultimate game design: building game worlds
  • If you're building a third-person game with enclosed or tight spaces, try to figure out up front what camera problems you will likely encounter. Use this identification process to influence the early building process.
  • * 2006 , Patrick O'Luanaigh, Game Design Complete
  • I'm talking about the way the camera flies up above the skater when you leap into the air. No one had done it before.

    Derived terms

    * cameraman * ! * on camera * off camera * cine camera or * digital camera * movie camera * pinhole camera * video camera