electro-typed

electrotype

[ih-lek-truh-tahyp]
noun
1.
a facsimile, for use in printing, of a block of type, an engraving, or the like, consisting of a thin copper or nickel shell deposited by electrolytic action in a wax, lead, or plastic mold of the original and backed with lead alloy.
verb (used with object), electrotyped, electrotyping.
3.
to make an electrotype of.

Origin:
1830–40; electro- + type

electrotyper, noun
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electrotype (ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌtaɪp)
 
n
1.  Sometimes shortened to: electro a duplicate printing plate made by electrolytically depositing a layer of copper or nickel onto a mould of the original
 
vb
2.  (tr) to make an electrotype of (printed matter, illustrations, etc)
 
e'lectrotyper
 
n

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