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photomechanical

[ foh-toh-muh-kan-i-kuhl ]

adjective

  1. noting or pertaining to any of various processes for printing from plates or surfaces prepared by the aid of photography.


photomechanical

/ ˌfəʊtəʊmɪˈkænɪkəl /

adjective

  1. of or relating to any of various methods by which printing plates are made using photography
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012


noun

  1. a final paste-up of artwork or typeset matter or both for photographing and processing into a printing plate
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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Derived Forms

  • ˌphotomeˈchanically, adverb
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Other Words From

  • photo·me·chani·cal·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of photomechanical1

First recorded in 1885–90; photo- + mechanical

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photomapphotomechanical transfer