rotogravure

[ roh-tuh-gruh-vyoor, -grey-vyer ]
/ ˌroʊ tə grəˈvyʊər, -ˈgreɪ vyər /

noun

a photomechanical process by which pictures, typeset matter, etc., are printed from an intaglio copper cylinder.
a print made by this process.
a section of a newspaper consisting of pages printed by the rotogravure process; magazine section.

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Origin of rotogravure

1910–15; <German Rotogravur, originally in the name of a Berlin printing firm (Rotogravur Deutsche Tiefdruck Gesellschaft), allegedly formed from the names of two other firms, Rotophot and Deutshe Photogravur AG;cf. photogravure, rotary
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British Dictionary definitions for rotogravure

rotogravure
/ (ˌrəʊtəʊɡrəˈvjʊə) /

noun

a printing process using a cylinder etched with many small recesses, from which ink is transferred to a moving web of paper, plastic, etc, in a rotary press
printed material produced in this way, esp magazines
Often shortened to: roto

Word Origin for rotogravure

C20: from Latin rota wheel + gravure
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