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autochrome

[aw-tuh-krohm]
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noun Photography.
  1. a material once used for color photography, consisting of a photographic emulsion applied over a multicolored screen of minute starch grains dyed red, green, and blue-violet.
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Origin of autochrome

First recorded in 1905–10; auto-1 + -chrome
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Historical Examples

  • "And so that is the way these autochrome plates we have here were made," concluded the scientist.

    The Boy's Book of New Inventions

    Harry E. Maule