non·​pho·​to·​graph·​ic ˌnän-ˌfō-tə-ˈgra-fik How to pronounce nonphotographic (audio)
: not photographic
The chief source of Sontag's anxiety seems to be that excessive exposure to photographs blunts and spoils one's responses to the nonphotographic world.Walter Kendrick

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Study 3 extends these results with nonphotographic stimuli and demonstrates how men experiencing natural hair loss may improve their interpersonal standing by shaving. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 13 Aug. 2012

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonphotographic was in 1851

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“Nonphotographic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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