relief

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[ ri-leef ]
/ rɪˈlif /

noun

prominence, distinctness, or vividness due to contrast.
the projection of a figure or part from the ground or plane on which it is formed, as in sculpture or similar work.
a piece or work in such projection.
an apparent projection of parts in a painting, drawing, etc., giving the appearance of the third dimension.
Physical Geography. the differences in elevation and slope between the higher and lower parts of the land surface of a given area.
Also called relief printing. Printing. any printing process, as letterpress or flexography, in which the printing ink is transferred to paper or another printed surface from areas that are higher than the rest of the block.

Origin of relief

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1600–10; < French relief and Italian rilievo; see relief1
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British Dictionary definitions for relief-printing

relief

/ (rɪˈliːf) /

noun


Word Origin for relief

C14: from Old French, from relever to raise up; see relieve
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