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- adj. Of or pertaining to anastasis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to a process or a style of printing from characters in relief on zinc plates.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Raised; consisting of or furnished with raised characters: as,anastatic plates.
- n. Agenus of plants, of the natural order Cruciferæ.
- In botany, reviving after desiccation, as so-called resurrection-plants.
The 'anastatic' process, described by Faraday in 1845, and partly due to Werner Siemens, was a method of reproducing printed matter by transferring the print from paper to plates of zinc.
'Another early subject of mine, the anastatic printing process, found favour with Faraday, "the great and the good," who made it the subject of a Friday evening lecture at the Royal Institution.
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