Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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").

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  • The art of capturing a fleeting moment of reality and staring at it for a really long time, before finally giving up playing WOW.

    July 31, 2008

  • Usage on Polaroid.

    July 24, 2009