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gravure

[gruh-vyoo r, grey-vyer] /grəˈvyʊər, ˈgreɪ vyər/
noun
1.
an intaglio process of photomechanical printing, such as photogravure or rotogravure.
2.
a print produced by gravure.
3.
the metal or wooden plate used in photogravure.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < French, equivalent to grav(er) to engrave < Germanic (see grave3) + -ure -ure
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Examples from the web for gravure
  • gravure is a printing process that uses intaglio or engraved metal plates or cylinders.
  • gravure is the simplest of the major printing processes in terms of the number of ink transfers and moving parts.
  • gravure printing originated in the early nineteenth century.
  • gravure cylinder preparation is the pre-press preparation of cylinders for use in gravure printing, an engraving process.
British Dictionary definitions for gravure

gravure

/ɡrəˈvjʊə/
noun
1.
a method of intaglio printing using a plate with many small etched recesses See also rotogravure
2.
3.
matter printed by this process
Word Origin
C19: from French, from graver to engrave, of Germanic origin; see grave³
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Word Origin and History for gravure

1893, short for photogravure, from gravure, from grave (v.) + -ure.

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