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Definitions of photography

  1. the act of taking and printing photographs Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The science which relates to the action of light on sensitive bodies in the production of pictures, the fixation of images, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The art or process of making pictures by the action of light on plates or films coated with certain chemicals. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. The art of producing pictures by the action of light on chemically prepared surfaces. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Art of producing pictures by the action of light on chemically prepared surfaces. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. The process of forming and fixing an image by the chemical action of light. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The art of producing pictures of objects on a chemically prepared ground by the action of light. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. The art or practice of producing pictures, or fac-similes of objects, on chemically-prepared bodies, such as glass, paper, &c., by the action of light; sun-painting. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for photography

  1. We landed finally and, in despair of photography I cached the camera beneath a slanting tree. – Jungle Peace by William Beebe
  2. Poetry is not science, any more than painting is photography or architecture is building in squares and cubes and circles. – Platform Monologues by T. G. Tucker
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