from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A metal plate used in letterpress printing, made by electroplating a lead or plastic mold of the page to be printed.
  • noun The process of making an electrotype.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To make facsimile plates of by the electrotype process; See electrotype, n.
  • noun A facsimile plate made by electrotypy for use in printing; also, an impression or print from such plate. Also used adjectively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a plate, made by electroplating a mold, such as used in letterpress printing
  • verb to make such a plate


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

electro- +‎ type



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