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noun

a process of color photography in which the colors are formed by combination of cyan, yellow, and magenta lights.

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Origin of subtractive process

First recorded in 1925–30
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subtractive process

noun

a photographic process in which all but the desired colours are removed by passing the illuminating light through subtractive filtersCompare additive process
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