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Daguerreotype

Da-guerre′o-type

(dȧ-gĕr′ō̍-tīp)
,
Noun.
[From
Daguerre
the inventor +
-type
.]
1.
An early variety of photograph, produced on a silver plate, or copper plate covered with silver, and rendered sensitive by the action of iodine, or iodine and bromine, on which, after exposure in the camera, the latent image is developed by the vapor of mercury.
2.
The process of taking such pictures.

Da-guerre′o-type

(dȧ-gĕr′ō̍-tīp)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Daguerreotyped
(-tīpt)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Daguerreotyping
(-tīˊpĭng)
.]
1.
To produce or represent by the daguerreotype process, as a picture.

Definition 2019


daguerreotype

daguerreotype

English

Noun

daguerreotype (plural daguerreotypes)

  1. An early type of photograph created by exposing a silver surface which has previously been exposed to either iodine vapor or iodine and bromine vapors.

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Verb

daguerreotype (third-person singular simple present daguerreotypes, present participle daguerreotyping, simple past and past participle daguerreotyped)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To make a photograph using this process, to make a daguerreotype (of).

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