Lithotype

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lithotype A machine, with a keyboard like that of a typewriter, for making a lithographic transfer sheet. It produces a perforated strip of paper which controls the printing.
    • Lithotype An etched stone surface for printing, having the design in relief; also, the process of printing from such a surface, or that which is printed from it.
    • v. t Lithotype To prepare for printing with plates made by the process of lithotypy. See Lithotypy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lithotype A kind of stereotype plate produced by lithotypy.
    • n lithotype A method of printing from lithographic stone in the same manner as from type, the design on the stone being etched deeply enough to admit of the use of the type-press.
    • lithotype To prepare for printing by lithotypy.
    • n lithotype The art of reproducing type-writing print on lithographic stone or aluminium plate.
    • n lithotype An apparatus or machine that combines these operations.
    • n lithotype The print so produced.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lithotype a stereotype plate, produced by lithotypy
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. lithos, stone, typos, type.