Mackie line

noun
Mack·​ie line | \ ˈmakē- \

Definition of Mackie line

: a light outline at the edge of dense or dark parts of a photographic image caused by a retardation of development in the edge area — compare adjacency effect

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History and Etymology for Mackie line

after Alexander Mackie, 19th century scientist

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“Mackie line.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mackie%20line. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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