[foh-tuh-gruh-vyoo r, -grey-vyer]


any of various processes, based on photography, by which an intaglio engraving is formed on a metal plate, from which ink reproductions are made.
the plate.
a print made from it.

Origin of photogravure

First recorded in 1875–80; photo- + gravure
Related formspho·to·gra·vure·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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any of various methods in which an intaglio plate for printing is produced by the use of photography
matter printed from such a plate
Former name: heliogravure

Word Origin for photogravure

C19: from photo- + French gravure engraving
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