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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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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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