- the technique or art of making photolithographs.
- Electronics. a process whereby integrated and printed circuits are produced by photographing the circuit pattern on a photosensitive substrate and chemically etching away the background.
Origin of photolithography
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As the transfer from the plate can be readily made it is also better applicable to small editions than is photolithography.
Prints are then made from the stone the same as in photolithography, but with superior results as to clearness.
Reproduced with the maps, in photolithography, in Dutch and Latin after the editions of 1612 and 1613.The Voyages of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros
Pedro Fernandez de Quiros
Photolithography is particularly adapted to the reproduction of maps, plans, and other large drawings.
- a lithographic printing process using photographically made platesOften shortened to: photolitho (ˌfəʊtəʊˈlaɪθəʊ)
- electronics a process used in the manufacture of semiconductor devices, thin-film circuits, optical devices, and printed circuits in which a particular pattern is transferred from a photograph onto a substrate, producing a pattern that acts as a mask during an etching or diffusion processSee also planar process
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