[ pluh-nog-ruh-fee ]
/ pləˈnɒg rə fi /

noun Printing.

the art or technique of printing from a flat surface directly or by offset.

Origin of planography

First recorded in 1840–50; plano-1 + -graphy
Also called surface-printing.

Related forms

pla·no·graph·ic [pley-nuh-graf-ik, plan-uh-] /ˌpleɪ nəˈgræf ɪk, ˌplæn ə-/, adjectivepla·no·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for planographic

  • A primer of information about the distinctive features of the relief, the intaglio, and the planographic processes of printing.

    The Uses of Italic|Frederick W. Hamilton

British Dictionary definitions for planographic


/ (pləˈnɒɡrəfɪ) /


printing any process, such as lithography, for printing from a flat surface

Derived Forms

planographic (ˌpleɪnəˈɡræfɪk), adjectiveplanographically, adverb
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Medicine definitions for planographic


[ plə-nŏgrə-fē, plā- ]


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