daguerreotype

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Etymology[edit]

From French daguerréotype. After French artist Louis Daguerre (1787–1851) who announced the process in 1839. Daguerre developed the process after some years of collaborations with French chemist Nicéphore Niépce.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dəˈɡeɹ.əʊ.taɪp/
  • (US) IPA(key): /dəˈɡeɹ.oʊ.taɪp/, /dəˈɡeɹ.ə.taɪp/

Noun[edit]

daguerreotype ‎(plural daguerreotypes)

  1. An early type of photograph created by exposing a silver surface which has previously been exposed to either iodine vapor or iodine and bromine vapors.

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Verb[edit]

daguerreotype ‎(third-person singular simple present daguerreotypes, present participle daguerreotyping, simple past and past participle daguerreotyped)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To make a photograph using this process, to make a daguerreotype (of).

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