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[vyoo-fahyn-der] /ˈvyuˌfaɪn dər/
noun, Photography.
finder (def 2b).
Origin of viewfinder
1890-95; view + finder Unabridged
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  • He kept low and moved slow, keeping the viewfinder up so that he could keep the melee in shot.

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  • No, sir; I was just taking a picture of him, and the presidential party in the car come through my viewfinder and my camera.

    Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • "Not if you let me make it right away," Pete replied after a squint or two through the viewfinder.

British Dictionary definitions for viewfinder


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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