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photogram

[ foh-tuh-gram ]
/ ˈfoʊ təˌgræm /
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noun
a silhouette photograph made by placing an object directly on sensitized paper and exposing it to light.
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Origin of photogram

First recorded in 1855–60; photo- + -gram1
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British Dictionary definitions for photogram

photogram
/ (ˈfəʊtəˌɡræm) /

noun
a picture, usually abstract, produced on a photographic material without the use of a camera, as by placing an object on the material and exposing to light
obsolete a photograph, often of the more artistic kind rather than a mechanical record
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