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electrotype

[ih-lek-truh-tahyp] /ɪˈlɛk trəˌtaɪp/
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
1830-1840
1830-40; electro- + type
Related forms
electrotyper, noun
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  • Such rapid production is possible, of course, only by means of stereo type or electrotype plates.
British Dictionary definitions for electrotype

electrotype

/ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌtaɪp/
noun
1.
a duplicate printing plate made by electrolytically depositing a layer of copper or nickel onto a mould of the original Sometimes shortened to electro
verb
2.
(transitive) to make an electrotype of (printed matter, illustrations, etc)
Derived Forms
electrotyper, noun
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