Halftone



[haf-tohn, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌtoʊn, ˈhɑf-/

noun
1.
Also called middle-tone. (in painting, drawing, graphics, photography, etc.) a value intermediate between light and dark.
2.
Printing.

adjective
3.
pertaining to, using, used in, or produced by the halftone process:
a halftone screen; a halftone print.
/ˈhɑːfˌtəʊn/
noun
1.

2.
(art) a tonal value midway between highlight and dark shading
3.
(music, US & Canadian) another word for semitone
adjective
4.
relating to, used in, or made by halftone
graphics
The reproducion of greyscale images using dots of a single shade but varying size to simulate the different shades of grey.
Laser printers that cannot print different sized dots, halftones are produced by varying the numbers of dots in a given area.
This process is also used to produce a black and white version of a colour original using shades of grey in place of colours.
See also device independent bitmap.
(1996-09-20)

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