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phototype

[foh-tuh-tahyp] /ˈfoʊ təˌtaɪp/
noun, Printing.
1.
a plate with a relief printing surface produced by photography.
2.
any process for making such a plate.
3.
a print made from it.
Origin of phototype
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; photo- + -type
Related forms
phototypic
[foh-tuh-tip-ik] /ˌfoʊ təˈtɪp ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
phototypically, adverb
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Examples from the Web for phototype
Historical Examples
  • What the same eminent scholar gives us now is a reproduction in phototype of "L'Exemplaire."

    Pot-Boilers

    Clive Bell
  • The plates are phototype reproductions from photographs of Patroclus, taken in action by Baldwin Coolidge.

    Patroclus and Penelope Theodore Ayrault Dodge
  • To preserve anatomical accuracy, the finer results of both photography and of the phototype process have had to be sacrificed.

    Patroclus and Penelope Theodore Ayrault Dodge
  • phototype, a block with impressions produced by photography from which engravings, &c., can be printed.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • A phototype and a chromo-phototype, issued by the New Shakspere Society, are the best reproductions for the purposes of study.

British Dictionary definitions for phototype

phototype

/ˈfəʊtəʊˌtaɪp/
noun
1.
  1. a printing plate produced by photography
  2. a print produced from such a plate
verb
2.
(transitive) to reproduce (an illustration) using a phototype
Derived Forms
phototypic (ˌfəʊtəʊˈtɪpɪk) adjective
phototypically, adverb
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