phototypography

[ foh-toh-tahy-pog-ruh-fee ]
/ ˌfoʊ toʊ taɪˈpɒg rə fi /

noun

(formerly) the art or technique of making printing surfaces by light or photography, by any of a large number of processes.

Origin of phototypography

First recorded in 1885–90; photo- + typography

Related forms

pho·to·ty·po·graph·ic [foh-tuh-tahy-puh-graf-ik] /ˌfoʊ təˌtaɪ pəˈgræf ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for phototypography

phototypography

/ (ˌfəʊtəʊtaɪˈpɒɡrəfɪ) /

noun

any printing process involving the use of photography

Derived Forms

phototypographical (ˌfəʊtəʊˌtaɪpəˈɡræfɪkəl), adjectivephototypographically, adverb
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