What does the word "photography" literally mean?

picture made by machine
drawing with light
seamless painting
self-painted picture
The word pho­tog­ra­phy derives from the Greek photos ("­light") and graphe ("­draw­ing"). The term was coined by Hercules Flo­rence, a French painter and in­ven­tor, who used it in his diary to describe the process. Photos is also the root of words such as photon or pho­to­pho­bia (fear of light).

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picture made by machine
drawing with light
seamless painting
self-painted picture
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flagthe Netherlands
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flagSpain
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flagCzech Republic
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flagNorway
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flagItaly
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flagRepublic of Ireland
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flagCanada
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flagFrance
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flagPoland
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flagthe United Kingdom
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flagGermany
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flagIndia
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flagUnknown
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flagthe United States
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flagthe United Arab Emirates
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flagthe Philippines
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men74%
women73%
picture made by machine
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drawing with light
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73%
seamless painting
4%
3%
self-painted picture
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