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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A metal printing block, used in the photogravure process
  • n. type that has been set using phototypesetting
  • n. A measure of the susceptibility of the skin to tan, depending on the amount of melanin in the skin

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A plate or block with a printing surface (usually in relief) obtained from a photograph; also, any one of the many methods of processes by which such a printing surface is obtained.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A type or plate for printing, of the same nature as an engraved relief-block, produced by an application of the photographic properties of gelatin sensitized with a bichromate (see photo-engraving), or by a combination of photographic and etching processes or a combination of photographic and mechanical processes, as when the lines in intaglio are produced by mechanical pressure, these processes when combined being commonly spoken of as a single general process; especially, the process known as photozincography. See photozincography, photolithography, and photoglyphy.
  • n. A picture printed from a relief-plate prepared by a phototype process.
  • Pertaining to or produced by means of phototypy: as, a phototype process, plate, or print.
  • To reproduce in phototype or by phototypy.
  • n. A photomechanical process; phototypy.

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