Definition of sciagraphy in English:

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sciagraphy

Pronunciation: /sʌɪˈaɡrəfi/
(also skiagraphy)

noun

[mass 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

sciagram

Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪəɡram/
noun

sciagraph

Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪəɡrɑːf/
noun& verb

sciagraphic

Pronunciation: /sʌɪəˈɡrafɪk/
adjective

Origin

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

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: sci|ag¦raphy

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