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gravure (n.)

1893, short for photogravure.

updated on April 16, 2015

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Definitions of gravure from WordNet

gravure (n.)
a printing process that uses an etched or engraved plate; the plate is smeared with ink and wiped clean, then the ink left in the recesses makes the print;
Synonyms: intaglio printing / intaglio
gravure (n.)
a printing plate used in the process of gravure;
gravure (n.)
an intaglio print produced by gravure;
Synonyms: photogravure / heliogravure
gravure (n.)
the act of intaglio printing;
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