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- adj. Pertaining to skeuomorphs, obsolete design elements which are retained for familiarity or out of tradition, even though they no longer serve any functional purpose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to or having the character of a skeuomorph; illustrating or exhibiting skeuomorphs in its form or decoration: as, skeuomorphic pottery.
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Design geeks have since given this idea a clunky name: so-called skeuomorphic user interfaces.
Apple's iOS designs show an increasing trend towards skeuomorphic design, that is to say they add design elements that are non-functional but hark back to analogue objects.