Definition of skiagraphy in English:

skiagraphy

Syllabification: ski·ag·ra·phy
Pronunciation: /skīˈagrəfē
 
/
(British sciagraphy)

noun

  • The use of shading and the projection of shadows to show perspective in architectural or technical drawing.
    More example sentences
    • These methods differed from contemporary pictorial practices by their greater science - particularly the use of shadow projection (skiagraphy).
    • His first process, sciagraphy or photogenic drawing, had been an invention.

Derivatives

skiagram

Pronunciation: /ˈskīəˌgram/
noun

skiagraph

Pronunciation: /ˈskīəˌgraf/
noun & verb

skiagraphic

Pronunciation: /ˌskīəˈgrafik/
adjective

Origin

late 16th century: from French sciagraphie, via Latin from Greek skiagraphia, from skia 'shadow'.

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