Definition of heliotype in English:

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heliotype

Pronunciation: /ˈhiːlɪətʌɪp/

noun

historical
A picture obtained from a sensitized gelatin film exposed to light.
Example sentences
  • Books illustrated with heliotypes occur in larger editions.
  • Wheeler's volumes were illustrated by heliotypes.
  • A group of etchings and heliotypes reveal technologies the artist used to make his art more accessible to the collecting public.
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