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[foh-tuh-gram] /ˈfoʊ təˌgræm/
a silhouette photograph made by placing an object directly on sensitized paper and exposing it to light.
1855-60; photo- + -gram1 Unabridged
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  • We explored this, but it is quite difficult to do without an overhead shot of the vehicle or the use of photogram-metry.
  • Maintains the base map with five year aerial photogram metric mapping projects as well as in-house updates from permitting data.
British Dictionary definitions for photogram


a picture, usually abstract, produced on a photographic material without the use of a camera, as by placing an object on the material and exposing to light
(obsolete) a photograph, often of the more artistic kind rather than a mechanical record
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Encyclopedia Article for photogram

shadowlike photographic image made on paper without the use of a negative or a camera. It is made by placing objects between light-sensitive paper or film and a light source. Opaque objects lying directly on the paper produce a solid silhouette; transparent images or images that do not come in direct contact with the paper produce amorphous, mysterious images

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