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photolithography

[ foh-toh-li-thog-ruh-fee ]
/ ˌfoʊ toʊ lɪˈθɒg rə fi /
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noun
the technique or art of making photolithographs.
Electronics. a process whereby integrated and printed circuits are produced by photographing the circuit pattern on a photosensitive substrate and chemically etching away the background.
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Origin of photolithography

First recorded in 1855–60; photo- + lithography

OTHER WORDS FROM photolithography

pho·to·lith·o·graph·ic [foh-tuh-lith-uh-graf-ik], /ˌfoʊ təˌlɪθ əˈgræf ɪk/, adjectivepho·to·li·thog·ra·pher, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for photolithography

photolithography
/ (ˌfəʊtəʊlɪˈθɒɡrəfɪ) /

noun
a lithographic printing process using photographically made platesOften shortened to: photolitho (ˌfəʊtəʊˈlaɪθəʊ)
electronics a process used in the manufacture of semiconductor devices, thin-film circuits, optical devices, and printed circuits in which a particular pattern is transferred from a photograph onto a substrate, producing a pattern that acts as a mask during an etching or diffusion processSee also planar process

Derived forms of photolithography

photolithographer, nounphotolithographic (ˌfəʊtəʊˌlɪθəˈɡræfɪk), adjectivephotolithographically, adverb
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