the act of exposing the same film, frame, plate, etc., twice.
the picture resulting from such exposure.
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Origin of double exposure
First recorded in 1890–95
Words nearby double exposure
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British Dictionary definitions for double exposure
the act or process of recording two superimposed images on a photographic medium, usually done intentionally to produce a special effect
the photograph resulting from such an act
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