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electrotype

[ ih-lek-truh-tahyp ]
/ 瑟藞l蓻k tr蓹藢ta瑟p /
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noun
a facsimile, for use in printing, of a block of type, an engraving, or the like, consisting of a thin copper or nickel shell deposited by electrolytic action in a wax, lead, or plastic mold of the original and backed with lead alloy.
verb (used with object), e路lec路tro路typed, e路lec路tro路typ路ing.
to make an electrotype of.
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Origin of electrotype

First recorded in 1830鈥40; electro- + type

OTHER WORDS FROM electrotype

e路lec路tro路typ路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for electrotype

electrotype
/ (瑟藞l蓻ktr蓹蕣藢ta瑟p) /

noun
a duplicate printing plate made by electrolytically depositing a layer of copper or nickel onto a mould of the originalSometimes shortened to: electro
verb
(tr) to make an electrotype of (printed matter, illustrations, etc)

Derived forms of electrotype

electrotyper, noun
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