characteristic curve


noun

Photography. a graph used in sensitometry to show the relationship between exposure time and image density under constant developing conditions.

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Also called sensitometric curve.

Origin of characteristic curve

First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for characteristic curve

characteristic curve

noun

photog a graph of the density of a particular photographic material plotted against the logarithm of the exposure producing this density
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