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photocomposition

[foh-toh-kom-puh-zish-uh n]
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noun Printing.
  1. any method of composition using photography, as composition by means of a photocomposer.
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Origin of photocomposition

First recorded in 1925–30; photo- + composition
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British Dictionary definitions for photocomposition

photocomposition

noun
  1. printing typesetting by exposing type characters onto photographic film or photosensitive paper in order to make printing platesAlso called: photosetting, phototypesetting
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