etching

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noun etch·ing \ˈe-chiŋ\

Definition of etching

  1. 1a :  the action or process of etchingb :  the art of producing pictures or designs by printing from an etched metal plate

  2. 2a :  an etched designb :  an impression from an etched plate

1634

First Known Use of etching

1634


ETCHING Defined for English Language Learners

etching

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noun etch·ing \ˈe-chiŋ\

Definition of etching for English Language Learners

  • : a picture made by putting ink on an etched piece of metal and then pressing paper against the metal


ETCHING Defined for Kids

etching

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noun etch·ing \ˈe-chiŋ\

Definition of etching for Students

  1. 1 :  the art or process of producing drawings or pictures by printing from etched plates

  2. 2 :  a picture made from an etched plate



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