photoengraving

[foh-toh-en-grey-ving]
noun
1.
a photographic process of preparing printing plates for letterpress printing.
2.
a plate so produced.
3.
a print made from it.

Origin:
1870–75; photo- + engraving

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photoengrave

[foh-toh-en-greyv]
verb (used with object), photoengraved, photoengraving.
to make a photoengraving of.

Origin:
1870–75; photo- + engrave

photoengraver, noun
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photoengrave (ˌfəʊtəʊɪnˈɡreɪv)
 
vb
(tr) to reproduce (an illustration) by photoengraving
 
photoengraver
 
n

photoengraving (ˌfəʊtəʊɪnˈɡreɪvɪŋ)
 
n
1.  a photomechanical process for producing letterpress printing plates
2.  a plate made by this process
3.  a print made from such a plate

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But newspapers during the war couldn't publish those photographs, because the photoengraving process hadn't yet been perfected.
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