Definition of Photography

1. Noun. The act of taking and printing photographs.

2. Noun. The process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces.

3. Noun. The occupation of taking and printing photographs or making movies.
Generic synonyms: Business, Job, Line, Line Of Work, Occupation
Category relationships: Picture Taking
Examples of category: Intensify
Derivative terms: Photographer, Photographic

Definition of Photography

1. n. The science which relates to the action of light on sensitive bodies in the production of pictures, the fixation of images, and the like.

Definition of Photography

1. Noun. The art and technology of producing images on photosensitive surfaces, and its digital counterpart. ¹

2. Noun. The occupation of taking (and often printing) photographs. ¹

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Definition of Photography

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Medical Definition of Photography

1. 1. The science which relates to the action of light on sensitive bodies in the production of pictures, the fixation of images, and the like. 2. The art or process of producing pictures by this action of light. The well-focused optical image is thrown on a surface of metal, glass, paper, or other suitable substance, coated with collodion or gelatin, and sensitized with the chlorides, bromides, or iodides of silver, or other salts sensitive to light. The exposed plate is then treated with reducing agents, as pyrogallic acid, ferrous sulphate, etc, to develop the latent image. The image is then fixed by washing off the excess of unchanged sensitive salt with sodium hyposulphite (thiosulphate) or other suitable reagents. Origin: Photo-: cf. F. Photographie. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Photography

photographic memories
photographic memory
photographic paper
photographic plate
photographic print
photography (current term)

Literary usage of Photography

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1917)
"Photo-Era 38:83 F '17 Painless photography. II Lit Digest 54:186 Ja 27 -17 ... Photo-Era 39:62 Ag photography, Aerial Aviation gun-camera of American ..."

2. Industrial Arts Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1914)
"11 Sei Am Am 108:514 Je 7 '13 photography, Submarine Photographing under water. ... AG Gault. il Sel Л 5 '13 photography In Industry I holographic ..."

3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"Je 15 '19 photography photography, Color. See Color photography photography, Marine From Ipswich to Nahant. ..."

4. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1891)
"By JOHN THOMSON, Instructor in photography to the EGS* MY object in preparing the following paper is twofold ; first to show the growing importance of ..."

5. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1908)
"Color photography in the Service of the Natural Sciences. H. SCHMIDT. Ber. pharm. ... photography, developing the latent image in (Akt.-Ges. ..."

6. Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information Relating to All Ages by Joseph Haydn, Benjamin Vincent (1889)
"photography was successfully applied U) the t ransfer of works of art to wood ... In 1861 professor Ü. M. Rood suggested the application of photography to ..."

7. Subject Index of the Modern Works Added to the Library of the British Museum George Knottesford Fortescue by George Knottesford Fortescue (1903)
"SACHSE (JF) Philadelphia's share in the development of photography, pp. 17. .... 8°. 8909. aaa. PHOTOGRAPHIE instantanée par le Photosphere. photography ..."

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