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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The art or process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces.
  • n. The art, practice, or occupation of taking and printing photographs.
  • n. A body of photographs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The art and technology of producing images on photosensitive surfaces, and its digital counterpart.
  • n. The occupation of taking (and often printing) photographs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The science which relates to the action of light on sensitive bodies in the production of pictures, the fixation of images, and the like.
  • n. The art or process of producing pictures by this action of light.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art of producing images of objects by an application of the chemical change produced in certain substances, as silver chlorid, bromide, or iodide, by the action of light, or more generally of radiant energy. ; ;

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

  • n. the occupation of taking and printing photographs or making movies
  • n. the act of taking and printing photographs
  • n. the process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces

Etymologies

From photo- + -graphy, together meaning "drawing with light" or "representation by means of lines", "drawing". From φωτός (photos, "(genitive) of light"), and γράφω (graphō, "I write"). (Wiktionary)

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