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photograph

[foh-tuh-graf, -grahf] /ˈfoʊ təˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/
noun
1.
a picture produced by photography.
verb (used with object)
2.
to take a photograph of.
verb (used without object)
3.
to practice photography.
4.
to be photographed or be suitable for being photographed in some specified way:
The children photograph well.
Origin
1839
1839; photo- + -graph
Related forms
photographable, adjective
rephotograph, verb (used with object), noun
unphotographable, adjective
unphotographed, adjective
well-photographed, adjective
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Examples from the web for photographs
  • He later had photographs retouched to make his pockmarks less apparent.
  • They are often combined with photographs, drawings or other art.
  • photographs pictured front and side views of a particular object.
  • Numerous highresolution photographs of the garden are available here.
  • Several tapestries were made from his designs based on his photographs of graffiti.
  • To prepare for the series, sheeler spent a year traveling and taking photographs.
  • The group returned with video footage and photographs of the coelacanths.
  • He did not like such photographs because they always came out somewhat distorted.
British Dictionary definitions for photographs

photograph

/ˈfəʊtəˌɡrɑːf; -ˌɡræf/
noun
1.
an image of an object, person, scene, etc, in the form of a print or slide recorded by a camera on photosensitive material Often shortened to photo
verb
2.
to take a photograph of (an object, person, scene, etc)
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Word Origin and History for photographs

photograph

n.

1839, "picture obtained by photography," coined by Sir John Herschel from photo- + -graph "instrument for recording; something written." It won out over other suggestions, such as photogene and heliograph. Neo-Anglo-Saxonists prefer sunprint. The verb, as well as photography, are first found in a paper read before the Royal Society on March 14, 1839.

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