Definitions for daguerreotypedəˈgɛər əˌtaɪp, -i əˌtaɪp
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
da•guerre•o•typedəˈgɛər əˌtaɪp, -i əˌtaɪp(n.; v.)-typed, -typ•ing.
(n.)an obsolete photographic process, invented in 1839, in which a picture made on a silver surface sensitized with iodine is developed by exposure to mercury vapor.
a picture made by this process.
(v.t.)to photograph by this process.
Origin of daguerreotype:
< F (1839), after L. J. M. Daguerre ; see -o -, -type
a photograph made by an early photographic process; the image was produced on a silver plate sensitized to iodine and developed in mercury vapor
An early type of photograph created by exposing a silver surface which has previously been exposed to either iodine vapor or iodine and bromine vapors.
To make a photograph using this process, to make a daguerreotype (of).
Origin: Named after French artist Louis Daguerre who announced the process in 1839. Daguerre developed the process after some years of collaborations with French chemist Nicéphore Niépce.
an early variety of photograph, produced on a silver plate, or copper plate covered with silver, and rendered sensitive by the action of iodine, or iodine and bromine, on which, after exposure in the camera, the latent image is developed by the vapor of mercury
the process of taking such pictures
to produce or represent by the daguerreotype process, as a picture
to impress with great distinctness; to imprint; to imitate exactly
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a process named after its inventor, Louis Daguerre, a Frenchman, of producing pictures by means of the camera on a surface sensitive to light and shade, and interesting as the first step in photography.
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