Definition of autotype in English:



  • 1A facsimile.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Photographs and autotypes should be submitted in high resolution TIFF or JPG format.’
    • ‘Also known as autotypes, carbon printing was first patented in 1855 by Alphone Poitevin.’
    copy, reproduction, duplicate, photocopy, mimeograph, mimeo, replica, likeness, carbon, carbon copy, print, reprint, offprint, image
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  • 2mass noun A photographic printing process for monochrome reproduction.