photolithographer

photolithography

[foh-toh-li-thog-ruh-fee]
noun
1.
the technique or art of making photolithographs.
2.
Electronics. a process whereby integrated and printed circuits are produced by photographing the circuit pattern on a photosensitive substrate and chemically etching away the background.

Origin:
1855–60; photo- + lithography

photolithographic [foh-tuh-lith-uh-graf-ik] , adjective
photolithographer, noun
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photolithography (ˌfəʊtəʊlɪˈθɒɡrəfɪ)
 
n
1.  Often shortened to: photolitho a lithographic printing process using photographically made plates
2.  electronics See also planar process a process used in the manufacture of semiconductor devices, thin-film circuits, optical devices, and printed circuits in which a particular pattern is transferred from a photograph onto a substrate, producing a pattern that acts as a mask during an etching or diffusion process
 
photoli'thographer
 
n
 
photolithographic
 
adj
 
photolitho'graphically
 
adv

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