skeuomorph

skeuomorph

[skyoo-uh-mawrf]
noun
an ornament or design on an object copied from a form of the object when made from another material or by other techniques, as an imitation metal rivet mark found on handles of prehistoric pottery.

Origin:
1889; < Greek skeû(os) vessel, implement + -o- + -morph (cf. zoomorphic)

skeuomorphic, adjective
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