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Etymology edit

From French photographie. By surface analysis, photo- +‎ -graphy, together meaning "drawing with light" or "representation by means of lines", "drawing". From φωτός (phōtós, of light, genitive), and γράφω (gráphō, I write).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /fəˈtɒ.ɡɹə.fi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /fəˈtɑ.ɡɹə.fi/
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  • Rhymes: -ɒɡɹəfi
  • Hyphenation: pho‧to‧gra‧phy

Noun edit

photography (usually uncountable, plural photographies)

  1. The art and technology of producing images on photosensitive surfaces, and its digital counterpart.
    go on a photography course
  2. The occupation of taking (and often printing) photographs.

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