Meaning of calotype


Pronunciation: (kal'u-tīp"), [key]
— n.
  1. an early negative-positive photographic process, patented by William Henry Talbot in 1841, in which a paper negative is produced and then used to make a positive contact print in sunlight.
  2. a print made by this process. Also called
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