Definition of dodge in English:


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Pronunciation: /dɒdʒ


[with object]
  • 2 (often as noun dodging) Photography Expose (one area of a print) less than the rest during processing or enlarging.
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    • Similarly, a print area might require dodging during the initial exposure to keep it from reversing when solarized.
    • So if you are using a fluorescent tube source, dodging and burning in the enlarged negative stage may be preferable.
    • The sky was a dull gray color - vastly different than the solid black he created by dodging and burning the final print in the darkroom.
  • 3 [no object] Bell-ringing (Of a bell in change-ringing) move one place contrary to the normal sequence, and then back again in the following round.


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  • 2 Bell-ringing The dodging of a bell in change-ringing.


mid 16th century (in the senses 'dither' and 'haggle'): of unknown origin.

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