[ zing-kog-ruh-fee ]
/ zɪŋˈkɒg rə fi /


the art or process of producing a printing surface on a zinc plate, especially of producing one in relief by etching away unprotected parts with acid.

Origin of zincography

First recorded in 1825–35; zinc + -o- + -graphy

Related forms

zin·cog·ra·pher, nounzin·co·graph·ic [zing-kuh-graf-ik] /ˌzɪŋ kəˈgræf ɪk/, zin·co·graph·i·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for zincography


/ (zɪŋˈkɒɡrəfɪ) /


the art or process of etching on zinc to form a printing plate

Derived Forms

zincographer, nounzincographic (ˌzɪŋkəˈɡræfɪk) or zincographical, adjective
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