or re·mark

[ ri-mahrk ]
/ rɪˈmɑrk /

noun Fine Arts.

a distinguishing mark or peculiarity indicating a particular stage of a plate.
a small sketch engraved in the margin of a plate, and usually removed after a number of early proofs have been printed.
a plate so marked.


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Origin of remarque

From French, dating back to 1880–85; see origin at remark

Definition for remarque (2 of 2)

[ ri-mahrk; German ruh-mahrk ]
/ rɪˈmɑrk; German rəˈmɑrk /


E·rich Ma·ri·a [er-ik muh-ree-uh; German ey-rikh mah-ree-ah] /ˈɛr ɪk məˈri ə; German ˈeɪ rɪx mɑˈri ɑ/,1898–1970, German novelist in the U.S. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for remarque (1 of 2)



/ (rɪˈmɑːk) /


a mark in the margin of an engraved plate to indicate the stage of production of the plate. It is removed before the plate is finished
a plate so marked
a print or proof from a plate so marked

Word Origin for remarque

C19: from French; see remark

British Dictionary definitions for remarque (2 of 2)

/ (rɪˈmɑːk) /


Erich Maria (ˈeːrɪç maˈriːa). 1898–1970, US novelist, born in Germany, noted for his novel of World War I, All Quiet on the Western Front (1929)
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