elec·​tro·​type i-ˈlek-trə-ˌtīp How to pronounce electrotype (audio)
: a duplicate printing surface made by an electroplating process
: a copy (as of a coin) made by an electroplating process
electrotype transitive verb
electrotyper noun

Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of electrotype was in 1840

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Cite this Entry

“Electrotype.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrotype. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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