What is another word for shadowgraph?

Pronunciation: [ʃˈadə͡ʊɡɹˌaf] (IPA)

Shadowgraph is a term used to describe an image forming technique using shadows. The term is not very commonly used, and there are other terms which can be used instead. Silhouette is a synonym for shadowgraphy, which actually refers to the practice of creating art using only shadows. Another synonym for shadowgraph is a silhouette image, which is a two-dimensional representation of the outline of an object that appears dark against a lighter background. Other words which could be used as synonyms for shadowgraph include silhouette, contour, and profile. All of these words imply an image that is formed by the presence of light, but without necessarily showing any detail.

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What are the hypernyms for Shadowgraph?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Shadowgraph

On the screen before us was projected a huge shadowgraph of a chest and abdomen.
"The Dream Doctor"
Arthur B. Reeve

Famous quotes with Shadowgraph

  • The external world of physics has thus become a world of shadows. In removing our illusions we have removed the substance, for indeed we have seen that substance is one of the greatest of our illusions.In the world of physics we watch a shadowgraph performance of the drama of familiar life.The sparsely spread nuclei of electric force become a tangible solid; their restless agitation becomes the warmth of summer; the octave of aethereal vibrations becomes a gorgeous rainbow. Nor does the alchemy stop here. In the transmuted world new significances arise which are scarcely to be traced in the world of symbols; so that it becomes a world of beauty and purpose — and, alas, suffering and evil. The frank realisation that physical science is concerned with a world of shadows is one of the most significant of recent advances.
    Arthur Eddington

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