montage

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I. K. Bonset [pseudonym; Theo van Doesburg], La matière denaturalisée. Destruction 2. (Denatured Matter. Destruction 2.; c. 1923), from the collection of the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands. The work is a collage, a type of montage.

Borrowed from French montage (assembly, set-up), from monter (to mount; to put up) + -age (suffix forming a noun meaning ‘action or result of something’) (from Latin -āticum (suffix forming a noun indicating a state of being resulting from an action)). Monter is derived from Vulgar Latin *montāre, the present active infinitive of *monto (to climb, mount, go up), from mōns, montem (mountain), from Proto-Indo-European *men- (mountain).

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montage (plural montages)

  1. A composite work, particularly an artwork, created by assembling or putting together other elements such as pieces of music, pictures, texts, videos, etc. [from early 20th c.]
    • 1936, American Photography, volume 30, page 184:
      Examples of montage are seen in many modern films, and it is not a device which is physically difficult to use.
    • 1938, Mario Scacheri, The Fun of Photography, page 295:
      If you have mastered the art of spot printing and dodging, you are ready for something really advanced, a post-graduate course in montage. As a matter of fact, montage used to be called “dodging” by most photographers, and “multiple printing” by the fussy few.
    • 2017 July 16, Brandon Nowalk, “Chickens and Dragons Come Home to Roost on Game of Thrones (Newbies)”, in The A.V. Club[1], archived from the original on 4 December 2017:
      Unfortunately, nothing much happens in the rest of the episode either. It gets to the point where a montage is devoted to establishing Sam's monotony at Oldtown.

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montage (third-person singular simple present montages, present participle montaging, simple past and past participle montaged)

  1. (transitive) To combine into, or depict as, a montage.

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Borrowed from French montage, from monter (to mount)

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montage c (singular definite montagen, plural indefinite montager)

  1. montage

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Borrowed from French montage, from monter (to mount) (from mont (mount(ain)), from Latin mons (mountain) +‎ -age.

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  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mon‧ta‧ge

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montage f (plural montages, diminutive montagetje n)

  1. An assembly
  2. A montage of images, especially cinema editing

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From monter (to mount) (from mont (mount(ain)), from Latin mons (mountain) +‎ -age.

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montage m (plural montages)

  1. assembly, set-up
  2. (film, television) editing

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