Definition of Daguerreotype

1. Noun. A photograph made by an early photographic process; the image was produced on a silver plate sensitized to iodine and developed in mercury vapor.

Generic synonyms: Exposure, Photo, Photograph, Pic, Picture



Definition of Daguerreotype

1. n. An early variety of photograph, produced on a silver plate, or copper plate covered with silver, and rendered sensitive by the action of iodine, or iodine and bromine, on which, after exposure in the camera, the latent image is developed by the vapor of mercury.

2. v. t. To produce or represent by the daguerreotype process, as a picture.

Definition of Daguerreotype

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive intransitive) To make a photograph using this process, to make a daguerreotype (of). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Daguerreotype

1. [v -TYPED, -TYPING, -TYPES]

Medical Definition of Daguerreotype

1. 1. An early variety of photograph, produced on a silver plate, or copper plate covered with silver, and rendered sensitive by the action of iodine, or iodine and bromine, on which, after exposure in the camera, the latent image is developed by the vapor of mercury. 2. The process of taking such pictures. Origin: From Daguerre the inventor + -type. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Daguerreotype

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1. Incidents of Travel in Yucatan by John Lloyd Stephens (1848)
"We had taken with us a daguerreotype apparatus, of which but one specimen had ever before appeared in Yucatan. Great improvements had been since made in the ..."

2. Scientific Memoirs, Being Experimental Contributions to a Knowledge of by John William Draper (1878)
"CONTENTS:—Mercury exists all over a daguerreotype surface.— There is no superposition of the parts.— The shadows have metallic mercury ; the lights silver ..."

3. The Metropolitan (1840)
"Through this new method the daguerreotype is rendered more extensively available for scientific uses. Every object which is discernible to the eye with ..."

4. The Dictionary of Photography for the Amateur and Professional Photographer by Edward John Wall (1902)
"daguerreotype. An early process for obtaining a camera picture; discovered by Daguerre. A sensitive surface of silver iodide and bromide was formed by ..."

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