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  1. calotype(Noun)

    A talbotype

  2. Origin: From κάλο, "good", and τύπος, "impression".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calotype(noun)

    a method of taking photographic pictures, on paper sensitized with iodide of silver; -- also called Talbotype, from the inventor, Mr. Fox. Talbot

  2. Origin: [Gr. kalo`s beautiful + ty`pos type.]


  1. Calotype

    Calotype or talbotype is an early photographic process introduced in 1841 by William Henry Fox Talbot, using paper coated with silver iodide. The term calotype comes from the Greek καλός, "beautiful", and τύπος, "impression".

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Calotype

    a process of photography invented by Fox Talbot in 1840, by means of the action of light on nitrate of silver.


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