[ foh-tuh-gram ]
/ ˈfoʊ təˌgræm /


a silhouette photograph made by placing an object directly on sensitized paper and exposing it to light.

Origin of photogram

First recorded in 1855–60; photo- + -gram1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for photogram

/ (ˈfəʊtəˌɡræm) /


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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