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phototype

[ foh-tuh-tahyp ]
/ ˈfoʊ təˌtaɪp /
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noun Printing.

a plate with a relief printing surface produced by photography.
any process for making such a plate.
a print made from it.

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Origin of phototype

First recorded in 1855–60; photo- + -type
pho·to·typ·ic [foh-tuh-tip-ik], /ˌfoʊ təˈtɪp ɪk/, adjectivepho·to·typ·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for phototype

phototype
/ (ˈfəʊtəʊˌtaɪp) printing /

noun

  1. a printing plate produced by photography
  2. a print produced from such a plate

verb

(tr) to reproduce (an illustration) using a phototype
phototypic (ˌfəʊtəʊˈtɪpɪk), adjectivephototypically, adverb
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