daguerreotype

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Etymology[edit]

From French daguerréotype. Named 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): /dəˈɡɛɹ.əʊ.taɪp/
  • (US) IPA(key): /dəˈɡɛɹ.oʊ.taɪp/, /dəˈɡɛɹ.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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