from The Century Dictionary.

  • To reproduce by means of the autotype process, or in facsimile.
  • noun The trade-name of a certain photographic process for producing permanent prints in a carbon pigment. It is much used for reproducing works of art.
  • noun A picture made by this process
  • noun A copy; a reproduction in facsimile.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A facsimile.
  • noun A photographic picture produced in sensitized pigmented gelatin by exposure to light under a negative; and subsequent washing out of the soluble parts; a kind of picture in ink from a gelatin plate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun dated, countable A copy or facsimile
  • noun dated, countable An early form of photograph produced using autotypy
  • noun uncountable, computing A function that completes the typing of a field using a prediction based upon the characters entered so far

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an exact copy or reproduction
  • noun process for producing permanent prints in a carbon pigment


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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  • What is not acceptible is the autotype function of inserting a left quotation mark for an initial apostrophe.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Commas and Periods — Inside Closing Quotation Marks or Outside Them?

  • How I am able to type this is unknown, some kind of residual autotype facility located in the fingers.

    Firedoglake » Those Who Can’t Win Fairly…Cheat

  • It is to indicate this that Plato, drawing on something well within our observation, represents the Creator as approving the work he has achieved: the intention is to make us feel the lovable beauty of the autotype and of the Divine Idea; for to admire a representation is to admire the original upon which it was made.

    The Six Enneads.

  • Besides its great value to the autotype, Woodburytype, and mechanical printers as an agent for hardening the gelatine films, it has been recommended for all sorts of ailments photographic.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 401, September 8, 1883

  • "Mahogany Tree" quoted, 53; statuette by Boehm, 60; autotype, 61;

    The History of "Punch"

  • Heautotype: = autotype; q.v. Helcodermatus: a surface with ulcer-like depressions: applied also to the boring or tearing spines of pupae.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Thomas Agnew and William Bradbury, Mr. Fred Evans and Sir William Agnew; while photographic groups of the Staff and a fine autotype of Thackeray complete the wall decoration of one of the most interesting apartments in London City.

    The History of "Punch"

  • They would be so many little Mins, visiting me to soothe my exile, and bringing me, face to face and soul to soul, in the spirit, with their loving autotype at home!

    She and I, Volume 2 A Love Story. A Life History.

  • Mr. Swinburne, too, regrets the miscarriage of justice; the play to him is a tragedy, and should end tragically with the punishment of the “autotype of the huge national vice of England.”

    The Man Shakespeare

  • In the second year the slow autotype process had to be abandoned for the quicker Woodburytype, by which were reproduced drawings kindly contributed by Sir J.E. Millais, Sir John Gilbert, Mr. Holman Hunt,

    Philip Gilbert Hamerton


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