skeuomorph

[skyoo-uh-mawrf]
noun
  1. an ornament or design on an object copied from a form of the object when made from another material or by other techniques, as an imitation metal rivet mark found on handles of prehistoric pottery.

Origin of skeuomorph

1889; < Greek skeû(os) vessel, implement + -o- + -morph (cf. zoomorphic)
Related formsskeu·o·mor·phic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for skeuomorph

Historical Examples of skeuomorph

  • Now one part of the body was surrendered to the skeuomorph and anon another.

    Evolution in Art

    Alfred C. Haddon

  • To speak somewhat figuratively, heteromorphism is a sort of disease that may attack the skeuomorph or the biomorph.

    Evolution in Art

    Alfred C. Haddon