pho·​to·​com·​po·​si·​tion ˌfō-tō-ˌkäm-pə-ˈzi-shən How to pronounce photocomposition (audio)
: composition of text directly on film or photosensitive paper for reproduction

Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of photocomposition was in 1929

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“Photocomposition.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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