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[hee-lee-oh-gruh-vyoo r, -uh-grey-vyoo r]
noun (formerly)
  1. photoengraving.
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Origin of heliogravure

From French, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at helio-, gravure
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Examples from the Web for heliogravure

Historical Examples of heliogravure

  • The heliogravure reproduction of the Trifid nebula is No. 55.

    Photographs of Nebul and Clusters

    James Edward Keeler

  • Here the illustrations are facsimile reproductions by Amand-Durand's heliogravure process, and their delicacy is perfectly seen.

    English Book-Illustration of To-day

    Rose Esther Dorothea Sketchley