|1.||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|
|2.||obsolete a photograph, often of the more artistic kind rather than a mechanical record|
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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