the basic unit of illumination in the CGS system, equal to one lumen per square centimeter (929.023 foot-candles or 10,000 lux): abbrev. pt
Origin of photfrom Classical Greek ph?s (gen. ph?tos), a light: see phosphorus
A unit of illumination equal to one lumen per square centimeter.
Origin of photGreek phōs phōt- light ; see bhā-1 in Indo-European roots.
Variant of photo-
Coined by AndrÃ© Blondel in 1921. See photo-.
(third-person singular simple present phots, present participle photting, simple past and past participle photted)
- (informal) to photograph
Shortening of photograph