benday

adjective, often capitalized
ben·day | \ˈben-ˈdā \

Definition of benday 

: involving a process for adding shaded or tinted areas made up of dots for reproduction by line engraving

Other Words from benday

benday transitive verb

First Known Use of benday

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for benday

Benjamin Day †1916 American printer

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Bend

Benda

bend a rule

benday

bend double

bended

bender

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