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Meaning of daguerreotype

da•guerre•o•type

Pronunciation: (du-gâr'u-tīp", -ē-u-tīp"), [key]
— n., v., -typed, -typ•ing.
—n.
  1. an obsolete photographic process, invented in 1839, in which a picture made on a silver surface sensitized with iodine was developed by exposure to mercury vapor.
  2. a picture made by this process.
—v.t.
  1. to photograph by this process.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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