Dictionary.com

posterization

[ poh-ster-uh-zey-shuhn ]
/ ˌpoʊ stər əˈzeɪ ʃən /
Save This Word!

noun Printing.
a process for producing a posterlike, high-contrast color reproduction from continuous-tone art by using separation negatives of various densities.
Photography. a printing process in which all tone values of a negative are reduced to a few and the tonal separation negatives produced are printed at different exposure levels on a high-contrast film so that a set of flat tones results.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of posterization

First recorded in 1945–50; poster1 + -ization
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
FEEDBACK