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gravure

[ gruh-vyoor, grey-vyer ]
/ grəˈvyʊər, ˈgreɪ vyər /
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noun
an intaglio process of photomechanical printing, such as photogravure or rotogravure.
a print produced by gravure.
the metal or wooden plate used in photogravure.
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Origin of gravure

1875–80; <French, equivalent to grav(er) to engrave <Germanic (see grave3) + -ure-ure
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British Dictionary definitions for gravure

gravure
/ (ɡrəˈvjʊə) /

noun
a method of intaglio printing using a plate with many small etched recessesSee also rotogravure
matter printed by this process

Word Origin for gravure

C19: from French, from graver to engrave, of Germanic origin; see grave ³
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