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photoengraving

[foh-toh-en-grey-ving] /ˌfoʊ toʊ ɛnˈgreɪ vɪŋ/
noun
1.
a photographic process of preparing printing plates for letterpress printing.
2.
a plate so produced.
3.
a print made from it.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; photo- + engraving

photoengrave

[foh-toh-en-greyv] /ˌfoʊ toʊ ɛnˈgreɪv/
verb (used with object), photoengraved, photoengraving.
1.
to make a photoengraving of.
Origin
1870-75; photo- + engrave
Related forms
photoengraver, noun
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  • But newspapers during the war couldn't publish those photographs, because the photoengraving process hadn't yet been perfected.
British Dictionary definitions for photoengraving

photoengraving

/ˌfəʊtəʊɪnˈɡreɪvɪŋ/
noun
1.
a photomechanical process for producing letterpress printing plates
2.
a plate made by this process
3.
a print made from such a plate

photoengrave

/ˌfəʊtəʊɪnˈɡreɪv/
verb
1.
(transitive) to reproduce (an illustration) by photoengraving
Derived Forms
photoengraver, noun
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