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photography

[fuh-tog-ruh-fee] /fəˈtɒg rə fi/
noun
1.
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
1839
1839; photo- + -graphy
Related forms
multiphotography, noun
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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

photography

/fəˈtɒɡrəfɪ/
noun
1.
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
2.
the art, practice, or occupation of taking and printing photographs, making cine films, etc
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Word Origin and History for photography
n.

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

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