Definition of etch in English:
- The masking layer is patterned so as to form a desired arrangement of metal lines by etching the underlying metal layer.
- The front layer of glass is etched with a grid pattern on the inside surface to form a template for the liquid crystals.
- Most manufacturers offer choices of beveled, etched, and stained glass.
- The early process involved etching a design replicated from a travel book onto a copper plate.
- Much controversy still remains regarding the techniques used, but all processes began with etching and/or engraving the desired design on a copperplate.
- One submission called for photographs of victims to be etched into glass plates.
- Marble is much softer than granite and is highly porous, so it's easily etched by acids.
- Sections were etched with dilute hydrochloric acid.
- In the manufacturing process this copper foil is partly etched away, and the remaining copper forms a network of thin wires.
- One method uses a lapping medium which chemically etches the selected material more aggressively than the surrounding material, resulting in the selected material being recessed from the surface of the transducer.
- Until Ishikawa, no one had tried to etch a semiconductor's tiny circuitry onto a curved surface, much less onto a sphere.
- A perfect lens would be able to focus light more narrowly than conventional lenses, making it possible to etch finer electronic circuits and create more compact and powerful computer chips.
- The poem will be etched in the memorial stone - a tangible acknowledgement of the loss of life and accompanying grief, says Appleton.
- So if you want to remember a date that will be etched in history, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast area August 29th.
- The final will be a huge undertaking for a team which could be etched in the annals of history.
- Its surface was etched with carvings and hieroglyphics, dating back to the dawn of the world itself.
- The great claymore shone in all its glory, its black and gold hilt, intricately etched with the markings of the society.
- Standing at the centre of the memorial are six large basalt obelisks etched with the names of all the countries where Australians have been held prisoner of war.
- When the team reflect upon this defeat, two questions will be etched in their minds.
- But, for the staff and patients who had the chance of a lifetime to speak to Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh, it was a moment that will be etched on their memories forever.
- One sobering statistic that will be forever etched in my mind is that over 3,000 children lost a mother or father on that fateful day.
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- Jim continued to run his fingers over the artifact, exploring each etch and nick.
- These solutions are available from several manufacturers in different strengths to achieve the required depth of etch and a finish that meets the original specification.
- The chips are encoded by generating nanometer-thick layers of porous films on the wafers using a special electrochemical etch.
This is from Dutch etsen, from German ätzen, from a base meaning ‘cause to eat’. This type of engraving is done by ‘eating away’ the surface of metals, glass, and stone, by the application of acid.
- Example sentences
- Walter Richard Sickert, the German-born painter and etcher who lived from 1860 until 1942, was a student of James McNeil Whistler and a disciple of Edgar Degas.
- From 1904 he also gave up printmaking (he was one of the greatest etchers of his time and also made some lithographs).
- The spring show of the James Gallery in Dalkey offers the chance to see the work of an artist acknowledged as one of the greatest etchers in art history.
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