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[skyoo-uh-mawrf] /ˈskyu əˌmɔrf/
an ornament or design on an object copied from a form of the object when made from another material or by other techniques, as an imitation metal rivet mark found on handles of prehistoric pottery.
Origin of skeuomorph
1889; < Greek skeû(os) vessel, implement + -o- + -morph (cf. zoomorphic)
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skeuomorphic, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Various methods of plaiting, intertwining, netting, and so forth may thus be transferred as skeuomorphic decoration to pottery.

    Evolution in Art Alfred C. Haddon

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