Phototype
Phototype Pho"to*type, n. [Photo- + -type.] A plate or block with a printing surface (usually in relief) obtained from a photograph; also, any one of the many methods of processes by which such a printing surface is obtained. [1913 Webster]

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  • phototype — [ fɔtɔtip ] n. m. • 1896; de photo et type 1 ♦ Rare Image photographique directe. ⇒ cliché, négatif. 2 ♦ Type de peau caractérisé par sa couleur et sa sensibilité au soleil. ● phototype nom masculin Image photographique visible et stable,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Phototype — *Phototype can refer to a metal printing block, sometimes prepared using photogravure to reproduce a photograph in printing. The block may be a halftone image. *Phototype can also refer to type set using a phototypesetting process to prepare… …   Wikipedia

  • Phototype — Dans le monde francophone, le mot phototype peut avoir deux sens : Sommaire 1 Dans le domaine des archives et bases de données d illustrations 2 Dans le domaine médical 3 Voir aussi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • phototype — iconotype (an illustration on which a new species or subspecies was based). Iconotype is preferred. May be merely a photograph of the type …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • phototype — phototypic /foh teuh tip ik/, adj. phototypically, adv. /foh teuh tuyp /, n. Print. 1. a plate with a relief printing surface produced by photography. 2. any process for making such a plate. 3. a print made from it. [1855 60; PHOTO + TYPE] * * * …   Universalium

  • phototype — noun a) A metal printing block, used in the photogravure process b) type that has been set using phototypesetting …   Wiktionary

  • PHOTOTYPE —    a block with impressions produced by photography from which engravings, &c., can be printed …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • phototype — n. block or plate having a relief printing surface made by photography; any process for making such a plate or block; print made from it …   English contemporary dictionary

  • phototype — pho•to•type [[t]ˈfoʊ təˌtaɪp[/t]] n. 1) pri a printing plate with a relief printing surface produced by photography 2) pri any process for making such a plate 3) pri a print made from it • Etymology: 1855–60 pho to•typ′ic ˈtɪp ɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

  • phototype — /ˈfoʊtoʊtaɪp/ (say fohtohtuyp) Printing Obsolete –noun 1. a plate with a (relief) printing surface produced by photography. 2. any process for making such a plate. 3. a print made from it. –verb (t) (phototyped, phototyping) 4. to reproduce by… …   Australian English dictionary

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