Stopping Down

Stopping Down
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The act of making a shot darker by closing the lens aperture.

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  • down — down1 W1S1 [daun] adv, prep, adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(to a lower position)¦ 2¦(in a lower place)¦ 3¦(to lie/sit)¦ 4¦(along)¦ 5¦(south)¦ 6¦(somewhere local)¦ 7¦(river)¦ 8¦(fastened to a surface)¦ 9¦(less)¦ 10¦(losing)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • down — 1 /daUn/ adverb 1 from above towards a lower place or position: David bent down to tie his shoelace. | The sun beat down on their heads all day long. 2 at a lower place or position than usual: You can t cross here, the bridge is down. 3 at or… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • down — 1. noun /daʊn/ a) Field, especially for racing. Churchill Downs, Upson Downs (from Auntie Mame, by Patrick Dennis). b) A single play, from the time the ball is snapped (the start) to the time the whistle is blown (the end) when the ball is down,… …   Wiktionary

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