Also called stabilization process. Photography. a process for making temporary black-and-white prints using special sensitized paper (stabilization paper) that can be rapidly processed through one or two solutions that quickly develop and stabilize the nonpermanent image.
Origin of stabilization
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1887, noun of action from stabilize.
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