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

Definition of skiagraphy in English:

noun

The use of shading and the projection of shadows to show perspective in architectural or technical drawing.
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: /ˈskīəˌɡram/
noun
skiagraph
Pronunciation: /ˈskīəˌɡraf/
noun& verb
skiagraphic
Pronunciation: /ˌskīəˈɡrafik/
adjective

Origin

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

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