adjacency effect

noun

Definition of adjacency effect

: a change in size, density, or other property of a photographic image sometimes observed when small adjacent images are close enough to influence each other and when such a change is not to be expected from the normal sensitometric properties of the material — compare border effect, eberhard effect , mackie line

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Adjacency effect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adjacency%20effect. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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