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  1. the process of lithographing in colors from a series of plates or stones.
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Origin of chromolithography

First recorded in 1830–40; chromo- + lithography
Related formschro·mo·li·thog·ra·pher, nounchro·mo·lith·o·graph·ic [kroh-muh-lith-uh-graf-ik] /ˌkroʊ məˌlɪθ əˈgræf ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chromolithography


  1. the process of making coloured prints by lithography
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Derived Formschromolithographer, nounchromolithographic (ˌkrəʊməʊlɪθəˈɡræfɪk), adjective
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