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[fuh-tog-ruh-fee] /fəˈtɒg rə fi/
the process or art of producing images of objects on sensitized surfaces by the chemical action of light or of other forms of radiant energy, as x-rays, gamma rays, or cosmic rays.
Origin of photography
1839; photo- + -graphy
Related forms
multiphotography, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for photography
  • Some don't allow photography at all, though this is changing.
  • These observations, and the results of other ground-based surveys, were combined with traditional aerial photography.
  • View last year's winning photography picks and find out what it takes to take home the prize.
  • In the system, colorless crystals are embedded in the photography paper.
  • Soon, people who knew more than he did about photography were telling him he had something special on his hands.
  • Our next semimonthly photo contest is to submit night photography.
  • Close-up photography strongly suggests it was water.
  • photography is more about storytelling than science.
  • The popularity of photography has exploded because of digital cameras.
  • One of my preference for photography is to take pictures of walkways that are vacate of people.
British Dictionary definitions for photography


the process of recording images on sensitized material by the action of light, X-rays, etc, and the chemical processing of this material to produce a print, slide, or cine film
the art, practice, or occupation of taking and printing photographs, making cine films, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for photography

1839, from photo- + -graphy. See photograph.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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