photocompose definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb pho·to·com·posed, pho·to·com·pos·ing, pho·to·com·pos·es
To prepare (written matter) for printing by photocomposition.
- phoˌto·com·posˈer noun
Variant of photocomposition
any of various methods of composing matter for printing, in which light images of type characters or graphics are projected in succession onto a photosensitive surface to produce a negative from which plates can be prepared