Sciagraphy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sciagraphy (Physics) Same as Radiography.
    • Sciagraphy (Arch) Same as Sciagraph.
    • Sciagraphy The art or science of projecting or delineating shadows as they fall in nature.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sciagraphy The act or art of delineating shadows correctly in drawing; the art of sketching objects with correct shading.
    • n sciagraphy In architecture, a geometrical profile or section of a building to exhibit its interior structure; a sciagraph.
    • n sciagraphy In astronomy, the art of finding the hour of the day or night by the shadows of objects caused by the sun, moon, or stars; the art of dialing. Also sciography.
    • n sciagraphy Photography by means of the Röntgen rays or other forms of radioactivity. Also skiagraphy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sciagraphy sī-ag′ra-fi the art of casting and delineating shadows as they fall in nature:
    • n Sciagraphy sī-ag′ra-fi (archit.) the vertical section of a building to show its interior structure: the art of dialling
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. , fr. drawing in light and shade; a shadow + to delineate, describe: cf. F. sciagraphie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. skiagraphiaskia, a shadow, graphein, to write.

Usage

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Associated Words: sciagraphy, sciomachy, periscian, silhouette, sciomancy.
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