Definition of half plate in English:

half plate

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  • A photographic plate measuring 4 3/ 4 × 6 1/ 2 inches (circa 10.8 × 16.5 cm).
    More example sentences
    • These were all made using a 5 * 4 (half plate) rather than a 10 * 8 (full plate) camera, so that the entire area of the painting is not always covered in the photograph.
    • I somehow thought portraits would have been in half-plate or even full-plate.

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