from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A metal plate used in letterpress printing, made by electroplating a lead or plastic mold of the page to be printed.
- n. The process of making an electrotype.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a plate, made by electroplating a mold, such as used in letterpress printing
- v. to make such a plate
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A facsimile plate made by electrotypy for use in printing; also, an impression or print from such plate. Also used adjectively.
- transitive v. To make facsimile plates of by the electrotype process; See electrotype, n.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A copy in metal (precipitated by galvanic or electric action, usually in the form of a thin sheet) of any engraved or molded surface.
- To make a plate copy or plate copies of by electrical deposition.
electro- + type (Wiktionary)