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viewfinder

[vyoo-fahyn-der] /ˈvyuˌfaɪn dər/
noun, Photography
1.
finder (def 2b).
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; view + finder
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British Dictionary definitions for view-finder

viewfinder

/ˈvjuːˌfaɪndə/
noun
1.
a device on a camera, consisting of a lens system and sometimes a ground-glass screen, enabling the user to see what will be included in his photograph Sometimes shortened to finder
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viewfinder

camera component that shows the area of the subject to be included in a photograph. In modern cameras it usually is part of a direct visual or range finder focusing system and may also be used to display exposure settings or meter information

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