Definition of electrotype in English:

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electrotype

Pronunciation: /əˈlektrəˌtīp/

verb

[with object] (often as noun electrotyping)
Make a copy of (something) by the electrolytic deposition of copper on a mold.
Example sentences
  • Electrotyping is an application of the art of electroplating to typography, used for making duplicate plates for relief printing.
  • Standing newspaper matter may be stereotyped -- unless it contains cuts, when it should be electrotyped -- but should be cast on metal base to avoid shrinking and swelling.

noun

A copy made by electrotyping.
Example sentences
  • Circulars, flyers, bill-heads, letter heads, cards, and labels may be either electrotyped or stereotyped on wood base, the electrotype being the more durable, and especially desirable where fancy type or ornaments are used.
  • While the detail of an electrotype can be excellent, the edge will usually give it away.

Derivatives

electrotyper

noun
Example sentences
  • The engravings, after having been cut on the plates, were sent to the electrotyper.
  • A ten-digit keyboard is provided for transferring digital information to an electrotyper.

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Syllabification: e·lec·tro·type

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