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

  • adjective Of or relating to engraving or carving, especially on precious stones.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to carving or engraving: as, the glyptic art. See glyptics.
  • In mineralogy, figured.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to gem engraving.
  • adjective (Min.) Figured; marked as with figures.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to engraving, especially on precious stones.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek gluptikos, from gluptos, carved, from gluphein, to carve; see gleubh- in Indo-European roots.]

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