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[mass noun] The use of shading and the projection of shadows to show perspective in architectural or technical drawing.
- ‘These methods differed from contemporary pictorial practices by their greater science - particularly the use of shadow projection (skiagraphy).’
- ‘His first process, sciagraphy or photogenic drawing, had been an invention.’
Late 16th century: from French sciagraphie, via Latin from Greek skiagraphia, from skia shadow.
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