[ fot, foht ]
/ fɒt, foʊt /
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a unit of illumination, equal to 1 lumen per square centimeter. Abbreviation: ph
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Origin of phot
1915–20; <Greek phōt-, stem of phôs (contraction of pháos) light
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Definition for phot (2 of 3)
variant of photo- before a vowel: photalgia.
Definition for phot (3 of 3)
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Phot be yez doin' here, young mon, sn'akin' along like a thafe?The Missing Tin Box|Arthur M. Winfield
British Dictionary definitions for phot
/ (fɒt, fəʊt) /
a unit of illumination equal to one lumen per square centimetre. 1 phot is equal to 10 000 lux
Word Origin for phot
C20: from Greek phōs light
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