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.

Nearby words

  1. phototropy,
  2. phototube,
  3. phototype,
  4. phototypeset,
  5. phototypesetting,
  6. photovoltaic,
  7. photovoltaic cell,
  8. photovoltaic effect,
  9. photovoltaics,
  10. photozincography

Origin of phototypography

First recorded in 1885–90; photo- + typography

Related formspho·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 Formsphototypographical (ˌfəʊtəʊˌtaɪpəˈɡræfɪkəl), adjectivephototypographically, adverb

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