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zone system

noun, Photography.
a system for envisioning the values to appear in a black-and-white print and for determining exposure and development, based on a scale of shades ranging from 0 (black) to IX (white).
Origin of zone system
First recorded in 1970-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Hungary has also applied the zone system to its freight traffic.

    The Railroad Question William Larrabee
  • When the introduction of the zone system was first advocated in Hungary it was opposed by just such men and just such arguments.

    The Railroad Question William Larrabee

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