polytype

Polytype

Pol"y*type\, n. [Poly- + -type: cf. F. polytype, a.] (Print.) A cast, or facsimile copy, of an engraved block, matter in type, etc. -- Pol"y*type, a.
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Polytype

Pol"y*type\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. -typed; p. pr. & vb. n. -typing.] (Print.) To produce a polytype of; as, to polytype an engraving.

Polytype

Pol"y*type\, n. [Poly- + -type.] (Print.) A cast, or facsimile copy, of an engraved block, matter in type, etc. (see citation); as, a polytype in relief.

By pressing the wood cut into semifluid metal, an intaglio matrix is produced: and from this matrix, in a similar way, a polytype in relief is obtained. --Hansard.

Polytype

Pol"y*type\, a. (Print.) Of or pertaining to polytypes; obtained by polytyping; as, a polytype plate.

Polytype

Pol"y*type\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Polytyped; p. pr. & vb. n. Polytyping.] (Print.) To produce a polytype of; as, to polytype an engraving.
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