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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A photo-engraving produced by any process involving the etching of the plate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any process of photo-engraving or photogravure, or any plate or print produced by such a process, in which a subject in line is transferred by photography to a metal surface in such a manner that either the ground or the lines of the design will resist acid, with which the plate is then etchod: most commonly used for relief-plates on zinc, such as those of the Gillet process. See photo-engraving.

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