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Meaning of posterization

post•er•i•za•tion

Pronunciation: (pō"stur-u-zā'shun), [key]
— n. Print.
  1. a process for producing a posterlike, high-contrast color reproduction from continuous-tone art&hasp; by using separation negatives of various densities.
  2. a printing process in which all tone values of a negative are reduced to a few and the tonal separation negatives produced are&hasp; printed at different exposure levels on a high-contrast film so that a set of flat tones results.
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