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light table Syllabification: light ta·ble

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of light table in English:


A horizontal or tilted surface of translucent glass or plastic with a light behind it, used as a light box for drawing or viewing transparencies or negatives.
Example sentences
  • Compare the enlarged negative to the original negative on a light table.
  • On a light table, place your negative on top of the print and align it until it is registered.
  • Freestanding plywood columns, like trees in a forest, support poster size photographs, supplemented by rows of models and transparencies set in light tables.

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