Definition of autotype in English:



  • 1A facsimile.

    • ‘Also known as autotypes, carbon printing was first patented in 1855 by Alphone Poitevin.’
    • ‘Photographs and autotypes should be submitted in high resolution TIFF or JPG format.’
    • ‘Although autotypes look like photographs they are not, because light was not used to create the image and they don't have any photographic grain.’
    • ‘This set of engravings and autotypes was assembled from various sources during the early part of the 20th century.’
    copy, reproduction, duplicate, photocopy, mimeograph, mimeo, replica, likeness, carbon, carbon copy, print, reprint, offprint, image
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  • 2[mass noun] A photographic printing process for monochrome reproduction.