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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A metal plate, used in intaglio printing, on the surface of which design lines have been engraved by hand.
  • n. The process of making such an engraving.
  • n. A print made from such an engraving.
  • n. See line cut.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Engraving in which the effects are produced by lines of different width and closeness, cut with the burin upon copper or similar material; also, a plate so engraved.
  • n. A picture produced by printing from such an engraving.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A picture produced by printing from such an engraving.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The process of engraving in lines: commonly synonymous with steel or copperplate engraving. See engraving.
  • n. An engraved plate, or a print representing its subject chiefly or wholly by lines.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a print obtained from a line drawing
  • n. engraving consisting of a block that has been etched or engraved

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