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.

Nearby words

  1. photoelectron,
  2. photoelectrotype,
  3. photoemission,
  4. photoeng.,
  5. photoengrave,
  6. photofinishing,
  7. photofission,
  8. photofit,
  9. photoflash,
  10. photoflight

Origin of photoengraving

First recorded in 1870–75; photo- + engraving

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 formspho·to·en·grav·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for photoengraving

photoengraving

/ (ˌfəʊtəʊɪnˈɡreɪvɪŋ) /

noun

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

photoengrave

/ (ˌfəʊtəʊɪnˈɡreɪv) /

verb

(tr) to reproduce (an illustration) by photoengraving
Derived Formsphotoengraver, noun

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