cal·​o·​type | \ ˈka-lə-ˌtīp How to pronounce calotype (audio) \

Definition of calotype

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

Examples of calotype in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Daguerreotypes were unique artefacts; Talbot’s calotype was a paper negative that could yield any number of positive copies. The Economist, "Retro photography is in vogue," 2 June 2018

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First Known Use of calotype

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for calotype

Greek kalos beautiful + -type (as in daguerreotype)

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The first known use of calotype was in 1845

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“Calotype.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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