swatch

[ swoch ]
/ swɒtʃ /

noun

a sample of cloth or other material.
a sample, patch, or characteristic specimen of anything.

Origin of swatch

First recorded in 1505–15; akin to switch
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British Dictionary definitions for swatch

swatch

/ (swɒtʃ) /

noun

a sample of cloth
a number of such samples, usually fastened together in book form
printing
  1. a small sample of colour supplied to the printer for matching during printing
  2. a sample of ink spread on paper by a printer to check the accuracy of a required colour

Word Origin for swatch

C16: Scottish and northern English, of uncertain origin
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