- a photograph made by an early method on a plate of chemically treated metal
- this method
Origin of daguerreotypeafter Louis J. M. Daguerre (1789-1851), French painter who developed the method
- An early photographic process with the image made on a light-sensitive silver-coated metallic plate.
- A photograph made by this process.
transitive verbda·guerre·o·typed, da·guerre·o·typ·ing, da·guerre·o·types
Origin of daguerreotypeFrench, after Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre.
(third-person singular simple present daguerreotypes, present participle daguerreotyping, simple past and past participle daguerreotyped)
- (intransitive) To make a photograph using this process, to make a daguerreotype (of).
From French daguerréotype. After French artist Louis Daguerre (1787–1851) who announced the process in 1839. Daguerre developed the process after some years of collaborations with French chemist Nicéphore Niépce.