[roh-tuh-gruh-vyoor, -grey-vyer]
a photomechanical process by which pictures, typeset matter, etc., are printed from an intaglio copper cylinder.
a print made by this process.
a section of a newspaper consisting of pages printed by the rotogravure process; magazine section.

1910–15; < German Rotogravur, orig. in the name of a Berlin printing firm (Rotogravur Deutsche Tiefdruck Gesellschaft), allegedly formed from the names of two other firms, Rotophot and Deutshe Photogravur AG; cf. photogravure, rotary Unabridged
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rotogravure (ˌrəʊtəʊɡrəˈvjʊə)
1.  a printing process using a cylinder etched with many small recesses, from which ink is transferred to a moving web of paper, plastic, etc, in a rotary press
2.  printed material produced in this way, esp magazines
[C20: from Latin rota wheel + gravure]

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Word Origin & History

1913, from Ger. Rotogravur (originally, in full, Deutsche Tiefdrück Gesellschaft), said to blend two corporate names, Rotophot and Deutsche Photogravur A.G. Etymologically, the roots are L. rota "wheel, roller" and Fr. gravure "engraving." The process was used for printing photo sections of newpapers
and magazines, so that the word came to be used for these.
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Example sentences
Rotogravure print station means a print station on which a rotogravure printing operation is conducted.
Due to the high cost of rotogravure presses, they are rarely found in small shops.
Inks are pigments distributed through a carrier solvent including flexographic and rotogravure printing inks.
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