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A mode of automatic light-metering in a camera which compensates for differences in the brightness of the central and peripheral portions of the image.
- ‘Numerous options for exposure control are on hand, including manual and spot metering for advanced users, while the automatic digital ESP (Electro Selective Pattern) option gives complete comfort and ease.’
- ‘This camera employed electro-selective pattern (ESP) metering, which is regarded as the basic form of pattern metering.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.