photography

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Etymology[edit]

From French photographie. Surface etymology is photo- +‎ -graphy, together meaning "drawing with light" or "representation by means of lines", "drawing". From φωτός ‎(phōtós, (genitive) of light), and γράφω ‎(gráphō, I write).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

photography ‎(usually uncountable, plural photographies)

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

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