Daguerreotype definition

də-gârə-tīp
An early photographic process with the image made on a light-sensitive silver-coated metallic plate.
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A photograph made by this process.
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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.
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To make a daguerreotype of.
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A photograph made by an early method on a plate of chemically treated metal.
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This method.
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To photograph by this method.
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(intransitive) To make a photograph using this process, to make a daguerreotype (of).
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
daguerreotype
Plural:
daguerreotypes

Origin of daguerreotype

  • French after Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary