photography

[ fuh-tog-ruh-fee ]
/ fəˈtɒg rə fi /

noun

the process or art of producing images of objects on sensitized surfaces by the chemical action of light or of other forms of radiant energy, as x-rays, gamma rays, or cosmic rays.

Origin of photography

First recorded in 1839; photo- + -graphy
Related formsmul·ti·pho·tog·ra·phy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for photography

photography

/ (fəˈtɒɡrəfɪ) /

noun

the process of recording images on sensitized material by the action of light, X-rays, etc, and the chemical processing of this material to produce a print, slide, or cine film
the art, practice, or occupation of taking and printing photographs, making cine films, etc
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Word Origin and History for photography

photography


n.

1839, from photo- + -graphy. See photograph.

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