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electrotype

[ih-lek-truh-tahyp]
noun
  1. 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.
  2. electrotypy.
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verb (used with object), e·lec·tro·typed, e·lec·tro·typ·ing.
  1. to make an electrotype of.
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Origin of electrotype

First recorded in 1830–40; electro- + type
Related formse·lec·tro·typ·er, noun
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electrotype

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