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
0%
100%
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22
flagSpain
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100%
0%
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13
flagNorway
7%
85%
0%
7%
14
flagItaly
11%
82%
5%
0%
17
flagRepublic of Ireland
4%
77%
4%
13%
22
flagIndia
9%
76%
3%
4%
63
flagCanada
7%
76%
7%
7%
26
flagFrance
11%
76%
0%
11%
17
flagPoland
9%
73%
3%
11%
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flagthe United Kingdom
9%
73%
4%
9%
152
flagthe United States
17%
67%
4%
6%
320
flagthe United Arab Emirates
8%
66%
8%
8%
12
flagGermany
12%
61%
4%
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63
flagUU
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61%
7%
15%
13
flagthe Philippines
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10

Gender

men74%
women73%
picture made by machine
7%
7%
drawing with light
74%
73%
seamless painting
4%
3%
self-painted picture
13%
15%

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