heliogravure

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n heliogravure an intaglio print produced by gravure
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Heliogravure A plate or picture made by the process of heliogravure.
    • Heliogravure The process of photographic engraving.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n heliogravure Photo-engraving, or a print obtained by this process; strictly, a photo-engraved metal plate. See heliotypy and photo-engraving. Also called helio-engraving.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Heliogravure (or hā-li-ō-gra-vür′) photo-engraving, or a print obtained by this process
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. héliogravure,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. hēlios, the sun, graphē, a painting—graphein, to write.

Usage

In literature:

The statue, reproduced here from a heliogravure, is life-sized, and represents a nude youth, of archaic type.
"Pagan and Christian Rome" by Rodolfo Lanciani
Frontispiece in Heliogravure from Meissonier's picture entitled 'A Reading at Diderot's House.
"Left on the Prairie" by M. B. Cox
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