EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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·lec·tro·typed, e·lec·tro·typ·ing. to make an electrotype of. Origin of electrotype
First recorded in
type Related forms e·lec·tro·typ·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for electrotype Historical Examples of electrotype
Matter is often printed from
electrotype plates which are prepared as follows.
One of the most usual of these is that of making an
The whole art of
electrotype consists in applying the metals thus released from their solutions to artistic or useful purposes.
For copying seals and small coins, impressions in ordinary sealing-wax may be used as
Both cast and
electrotype are in the National Portrait Gallery. British Dictionary definitions for electrotype noun a duplicate printing plate made by electrolytically depositing a layer of copper or nickel onto a mould of the original Sometimes shortened to: electro verb (tr) to make an electrotype of (printed matter, illustrations, etc) Derived Forms electrotyper, noun
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