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: a photographic white-on-black print (as of a manuscript or book) made directly on bromide paper by the use of a reversing prism without a negative


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transitive verb

: to make a rotograph of

Word History



roto- + -graph

First Known Use


1899, in the meaning defined above

Transitive Verb

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rotograph was in 1899

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“Rotograph.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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