photoengraving

[ foh-toh-en-grey-ving ]
/ ˌfoʊ toʊ ɛnˈgreɪ vɪŋ /

noun

a photographic process of preparing printing plates for letterpress printing.
a plate so produced.
a print made from it.

Origin of photoengraving

First recorded in 1870–75; photo- + engraving

Definition for photoengraving (2 of 2)

photoengrave

[ foh-toh-en-greyv ]
/ ˌfoʊ toʊ ɛnˈgreɪv /

verb (used with object), pho·to·en·graved, pho·to·en·grav·ing.

to make a photoengraving of.

Origin of photoengrave

First recorded in 1870–75; photo- + engrave

Related forms

pho·to·en·grav·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for photoengraving (1 of 2)

photoengraving

/ (ˌfəʊtəʊɪnˈɡreɪvɪŋ) /

noun

a photomechanical process for producing letterpress printing plates
a plate made by this process
a print made from such a plate

British Dictionary definitions for photoengraving (2 of 2)

photoengrave

/ (ˌfəʊtəʊɪnˈɡreɪv) /

verb

(tr) to reproduce (an illustration) by photoengraving

Derived Forms

photoengraver, noun
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