Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A process of making blocks for use in surface-printing.
  • noun A type-writer for embossing letters upon thin sheets of metal to form type for use in an addressing-machine.
  • noun A form of type-casting and -setting machine.

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

  • noun (Engraving) A process for producing a design upon a surface in relief so that it can be printed from. Prepared chalk or oxide of zinc is pressed upon a smooth plate by a hydraulic press, and the design is drawn upon this in a peculiar ink which hardens the surface wherever it is applied. The surface is then carefully rubbed or brushed, leaving the lines in relief.

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

  • noun A process for producing a design upon a surface in relief so that it can be printed from. Prepared chalk or zinc oxide is pressed upon a smooth plate by a hydraulic press, and the design is drawn upon this in a peculiar ink which hardens the surface wherever it is applied. The surface is then carefully rubbed or brushed, leaving the lines in relief.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek

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