photo
I. noun (plural photos) Date: 1860 photograph II. verb Date: 1868 photograph III. adjective Date: 1888 photographic 1

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  • photo — [ fɔto ] n. f. et adj. inv. • 1864; abrév. de photographie et de photographique I ♦ N. f. 1 ♦ Photographie (1o). Appareil de photo. Matériel de photo. Loc. fig. (de la photo servant à déterminer le gagnant à l arrivée d une course très serrée) Il …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • photo- — ♦ Élément, du gr. phôs, phôtos « lumière » (⇒ phote). phot, phote, photo . éléments, du gr. phôs, phôtos, lumière . I. ⇒PHOT(O) 1, (PHOT , PHOTO )élém. formant Élém. tiré du gr. , «lumière», entrant dans la constr. de subst. et d adj., surtout… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • photo — is a well established shortening of photograph, used chiefly in spoken English. Its plural form is photos, and it is commonly used in attributive position (i.e. before a noun), as in photo call, photo finish, and photo opportunity …   Modern English usage

  • photo — roman photo safari photo …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • photo — (n.) 1860, shortening of photograph. The verb is first recorded 1868, from the noun. Photo finish is attested from 1936. Photo opportunity first recorded 1974 …   Etymology dictionary

  • photo- — [fəutəu, tə US foutou, tə] prefix technical [: Greek; Origin: phos light ] 1.) relating to light ▪ photosensitive paper (=paper that changes when light touches it) 2.) relating to photography ▪ photo journalism (=the use of photographs in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • photo- — [fəutəu, tə US foutou, tə] prefix technical [: Greek; Origin: phos light ] 1.) relating to light ▪ photosensitive paper (=paper that changes when light touches it) 2.) relating to photography ▪ photo journalism (=the use of photographs in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • photo- — element meaning light or photographic, from Gk. photo , comb. form of phos (gen. photos) light, from PIE root *bha to shine (see PHANTASM (Cf. phantasm)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Photo — Pho to, n.; pl. {Photos}. A contraction of {Photograph}. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Photo- — Pho to A combining form from Gr. fw^s, fwto s, light; as, photography, phototype, photometer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Photo... — Photo... (griech.), Licht... (s. die Zusammensetzungen) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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