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photomechanical

[foh-toh-muh-kan-i-kuh l]
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adjective
  1. noting or pertaining to any of various processes for printing from plates or surfaces prepared by the aid of photography.
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Origin of photomechanical

First recorded in 1885–90; photo- + mechanical
Related formspho·to·me·chan·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for photomechanical

photomechanical

adjective
  1. of or relating to any of various methods by which printing plates are made using photography
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noun
  1. a final paste-up of artwork or typeset matter or both for photographing and processing into a printing plate
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Often shortened to: mechanical
Derived Formsphotomechanically, adverb
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