noun pos·ter·iza·tion \ˌpōstərə̇ˈzāshən, -rīˈz-\

Definition of posterization



  1. :  the obtaining of posterlike reproductions having solid tones or colors and little detail from photographs or other continuous-tone originals by means of separation negatives


\ˈpōstəˌrīz\ verb,


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Origin and Etymology of posterization

2poster + -ization

First Known Use: 1950

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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