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darkroom

[dahrk-room, -roo m] /ˈdɑrkˌrum, -ˌrʊm/
noun, Photography
1.
a room in which film or the like is made, handled, or developed and from which the actinic rays of light are excluded.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; dark + room
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Examples from the web for darkroom
  • He achieved those effects by blurring his lenses with petroleum jelly or manipulating his negatives and prints in the darkroom.
  • He liked photography and had a darkroom in his apartment.
  • We studied light response of western flower thrips in a darkroom.
  • Performs darkroom maintenance and reports need for equipment repairs as required.
  • Later used as a whale watching station and a darkroom, the structure currently is vacant and closed to the public.
British Dictionary definitions for darkroom

darkroom

/ˈdɑːkˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
noun
1.
a room in which photographs are processed in darkness or safe light
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