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calotype

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noun cal·o·type \ˈka-lə-ˌtīp\

Definition of calotype

  1. :  a photographic process by which a large number of prints could be produced from a paper negative; also :  a positive print so made



Origin and Etymology of calotype

Greek kalos beautiful + -type (as in daguerreotype)


First Known Use: 1845


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