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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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Calotype

    kal′ō-tīp, n. a kind of photography.—n. Cal′otypist, one who makes calotypes. [Gr. kalos, beautiful, typos, an image. Name given in 1840 by W. H. Fox Talbot (1800-77) to his method of photographing by the action of light on nitrate of silver.]

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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of calotype in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of calotype in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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