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shadowgraph

[shad-oh-graf, -grahf]
noun
  1. a picture produced by throwing a shadow, as of the hands, on a lighted screen, wall, or the like.
  2. shadow play.
  3. a radiograph.
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Origin of shadowgraph

First recorded in 1885–90; shadow + -graph
Related formsshad·ow·graph·ic [shad-oh-graf-ik] /ˌʃæd oʊˈgræf ɪk/, adjectiveshad·ow·graph·ist, nounshad·ow·graph·y, noun
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Examples from the Web for shadowgraph

Historical Examples

  • Like a figure of a shadowgraph he slid through its opening, and we followed.

    Nights in London

    Thomas Burke

  • The very unfortunate name "shadowgraph" has been suggested and largely used in the newspapers, and even in medical journals.

  • And this edge between the dark and the light then becomes the shadowgraph of this aperture of the camera.

    Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • Your Commission Exhibit 753 illustrates that shadowgraph, or actually shows that shadowgraph, Mr. Shaneyfelt?

    Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • Mr. McCloy is pointing to a mark along the right-hand side, a white mark along the bottom of the shadowgraph.

    Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy


British Dictionary definitions for shadowgraph

shadowgraph

noun
  1. a silhouette made by casting a shadow, usually of the hands, on a lighted surface
  2. another name for radiograph
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