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phot

[ fot, foht ]
/ fɒt, foʊt /
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Definition of phot

noun Optics.
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

Other definitions for phot (2 of 3)

phot-

variant of photo- before a vowel: photalgia.

Other definitions for phot (3 of 3)

phot.

abbreviation
photograph.
photographer.
photographic.
photography.
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How to use phot in a sentence

  • 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

phot
/ (fɒt, fəʊt) /

noun
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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