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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A style of engraving in relief by means of voltaic electricity. A picture is drawn on a metallic plate with some material which resists the fluids of a battery; so that, in electro-typing, the parts not covered by the varnish, etc., receive a deposition of metal, and produce the required copy in intaglio. A cast of this is then the plate for printing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as electrotinting.


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