1. An early photographic process with the image made on a light-sensitive silver-coated metallic plate.
2. A photograph made by this process.
tr.v. da·guerre·o·typed, da·guerre·o·typ·ing, da·guerre·o·types
To make a daguerreotype of.
[French, after Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre.]
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