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photogram

[foh-tuh-gram] /ˈfoʊ təˌgræm/
noun
1.
a silhouette photograph made by placing an object directly on sensitized paper and exposing it to light.
Origin of photogram
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; photo- + -gram1
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photogram

/ˈfəʊtəˌɡræm/
noun
1.
a picture, usually abstract, produced on a photographic material without the use of a camera, as by placing an object on the material and exposing to light
2.
(obsolete) a photograph, often of the more artistic kind rather than a mechanical record
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