American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The process of preparing a printing surface for electrotyping by first engraving on a wax-coated metal plate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art or process of engraving through a coating of prepared wax spread over a smooth plate from which a printing surface can be produced by the plaster process of stereotyping or by electrotyping.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A printing process of engraving on a surface of wax spread on a steel plate, for electrotyping.
- Greek kēros, wax + type. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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