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footage

[foo t-ij] /ˈfʊt ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
length or extent in feet:
the footage of lumber.
2.
Mining.
  1. payment by the running foot of work done.
  2. the amount so paid.
3.
a motion-picture scene or scenes:
newsreel footage; jungle footage.
Origin of footage
1890-1895
1890-95; foot + -age
Related forms
underfootage, noun
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  • You'd have to set them in a hole and that takes away some footage.

    Project Mastodon Clifford Donald Simak
  • They might not fit in with the present picture but he knew some day the footage would come in handy.

    Janet Hardy in Radio City Ruthe S. Wheeler
  • I got some footage of the tugs grappling the ship, which was now completely weightless, and pulling her down.

    Four-Day Planet Henry Beam Piper
  • The photographer squinted at the footage indicator on the camera, but there was not enough light to note the figures.

    Janet Hardy in Radio City Ruthe S. Wheeler
  • This was a familiar task, the same thing I'd done with all the footage and accounts from the riots in the park.

    Little Brother Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for footage

footage

/ˈfʊtɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a length or distance measured in feet
2.
  1. the extent of film material shot and exposed
  2. the sequences of filmed material
3.
  1. payment, by the linear foot of work done
  2. the amount paid
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Word Origin and History for footage
n.

1892, "piece work system to pay miners;" 1916, "the length of film used in a scene, etc.," from foot (n.) as a measure of length + -age.

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