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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to gem engraving.
  • adj. Figured; marked as with figures.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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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