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skeuomorph

[skyoo-uh-mawrf]
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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.
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Origin of skeuomorph

1889; < Greek skeû(os) vessel, implement + -o- + -morph (cf. zoomorphic)
Related formsskeu·o·mor·phic, adjective
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  • Various methods of plaiting, intertwining, netting, and so forth may thus be transferred as skeuomorphic decoration to pottery.

    Evolution in Art

    Alfred C. Haddon