dia·​pos·​i·​tive | \ ˌdī-ə-ˈpä-zə-tiv How to pronounce diapositive (audio) , -ˈpäz-tiv \

Definition of diapositive

: a positive photographic image on transparent material (such as glass or film)

Examples of diapositive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inspired by the natural light, Rau used a photographic technique called the C-41, a process through which a diapositive is manipulated in the developer to become a negative with a higher contrast and brighter colors. Sarah Moroz, The Cut, "A Look Back: Catherine Deneuve and Yves Saint Laurent in Morocco," 18 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of diapositive

1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Diapositive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diapositive. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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