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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
1890-1895
1890-95; foot + -age
Related forms
underfootage, noun
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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 underfootage

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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