Half-tone
Half-tone Half"-tone` (h[aum]f"t[=o]n`), a. Having, consisting of, or pertaining to, half tones; specif. (Photo-engraving), pertaining to or designating plates, processes, or the pictures made by them, in which gradation of tone in the photograph is reproduced by a graduated system of dotted and checkered spots, usually nearly invisible to the unaided eye, produced by the interposition between the camera and the object of a screen. The name alludes to the fact that this process was the first that was practically successful in reproducing the half tones of the photograph. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • half|tone — half tone or half|tone «HAF TOHN, HAHF », noun, adjective. –n. 1. a) a process in photoengraving in which gradations of tone in the original painting, drawing, or photograph are reproduced by means of a series of very small dots between fine… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Half tone — Half tone, or Half tone Half tone , n. 1. (Fine Arts) An intermediate or middle tone in a painting, engraving, photograph, etc.; a middle tint, neither very dark nor very light. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. (Music) A half step. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Half-tone — Half tone, or Half tone Half tone , n. 1. (Fine Arts) An intermediate or middle tone in a painting, engraving, photograph, etc.; a middle tint, neither very dark nor very light. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. (Music) A half step. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • half-tone — halfˈ tone adjective Representing light and shade photographically by dots of different sizes noun 1. A half tone illustration 2. A semitone (music) • • • Main Entry: ↑half …   Useful english dictionary

  • half tone — half ,tone noun count AMERICAN TECHNICAL a HALF STEP …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • half tone — Music. semitone. [1645 55] * * * half tone UK US noun [countable] [singular half tone plural half tones] music american a semitone Thes …   Useful english dictionary

  • half tone — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms half tone : singular half tone plural half tones music American a semitone …   English dictionary

  • half-tone — pustonis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. half tone; semitone vok. Halbton, n rus. полутон, m pranc. demi ton, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • half-tone — pustonis statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Paviršius ar atspaudas, gaunamas fotomechaniškai spausdinant, kuriame detalių ir tonų intensyvumas yra pavaizduotas vienodais tarpais išdėstytais įvairių dydžių ir formų taškais. Šis įvairavimas yra… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • half tone — англ. [ха/аф то/ун] полутон см. также half …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

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