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photocomposition

[foh-toh-kom-puh-zish-uh n] /ˌfoʊ toʊˌkɒm pəˈzɪʃ ən/
noun, Printing.
1.
any method of composition using photography, as composition by means of a photocomposer.
Origin of photocomposition
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30; photo- + composition
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photocomposition

/ˌfəʊtəʊˌkɒmpəˈzɪʃən/
noun
1.
(printing) typesetting by exposing type characters onto photographic film or photosensitive paper in order to make printing plates Also called photosetting, phototypesetting
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