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double exposure

noun, Photography.
1.
the act of exposing the same film, frame, plate, etc., twice.
2.
the picture resulting from such exposure.
Origin of double exposure
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95
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Examples from the Web for double exposure
Historical Examples
  • Sometimes the mind is like a movie camera set for a double exposure.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
  • double exposure, double printing, and the stop motion are the most common methods of obtaining 212 these marvellous results.

  • Another example of double exposure is seen in most films where Lilliputians or small fairies enter into the picture.

  • Would a man who had not had the courage to face the danger of one exposure, have the courage to face a double exposure?

    To Him That Hath Leroy Scott
  • To be more explicit, there are two ways of producing spirit photographs, by double printing and by double exposure.

  • He added that anyone of considerable experience could detect the dark background and double exposure in the negative at once.

    The Coming of the Fairies

    Arthur Conan Doyle
  • In photography there are several ways of defrauding; the most usual is by double exposure.

British Dictionary definitions for double exposure

double exposure

noun
1.
the act or process of recording two superimposed images on a photographic medium, usually done intentionally to produce a special effect
2.
the photograph resulting from such an act
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Contemporary definitions for double exposure
noun

a photograph made in this way

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