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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men70%
women72%
picture made by machine
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drawing with light
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72%
seamless painting
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3%
self-painted picture
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