skeuomorph

[ skyoo-uh-mawrf ]
/ ˈskyu əˌmɔrf /
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. sketchable,
  2. sketchbook,
  3. sketchpad,
  4. sketchy,
  5. skete,
  6. skew,
  7. skew arch,
  8. skew field,
  9. skew lines,
  10. skew symmetry

Origin of skeuomorph

1889; < Greek skeû(os) vessel, implement + -o- + -morph (cf. zoomorphic)

Related formsskeu·o·mor·phic, adjective

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