Meaning of closeup

close•up

Pronunciation: (klōs'up"), [key]
— n.
  1. a photograph taken at close range or with a long focal-length lens, on a relatively large scale.
  2. Also calleda camera shot taken at a very short distance from the subject, to permit a close and detailed view of an object or action. Cf. long shot (def. 3),
  3. an intimate view or presentation of anything.
—adj.
  1. of or resembling a closeup.
  2. intimate or detailed; close-in.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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