Definition of electrotype in English:

electrotype

Line breaks: elec¦tro|type
Pronunciation: /ɪˈlɛktrə(ʊ)tʌɪp
 
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verb

[with object] (often as noun electrotyping)
  • Make a copy of (something) by the electrolytic deposition of copper on a mould: the acid copper solution is largely employed in electrotyping
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    • 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

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  • An electrotyped copy.
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    • The 19th century was remarkable for its technological advances in the printing process, with the introduction of linotype, electrotype, stereotype and - in the 20th century - monotype, along with the mechanical manufacture of paper.
    • The innovation of electrotypes in the mid-19th century added yet another dimension to the art of copying.
    • Ring manufacturers participated in the campaign through radio advertising and by sending out newspaper electrotypes to be used by jewelers across the country.

Derivatives

electrotyper

noun
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  • 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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