dia·​pos·​i·​tive ˌdī-ə-ˈpä-zə-tiv How to pronounce diapositive (audio)
: a positive photographic image on transparent material (such as glass or film)

Example Sentences

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, 18 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of diapositive was in 1893

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Cite this Entry

“Diapositive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diapositive. Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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