li·​thog·​ra·​phy | \ li-ˈthä-grə-fē How to pronounce lithography (audio) \

Definition of lithography

1 : the process of printing from a plane surface (such as a smooth stone or metal plate) on which the image to be printed is ink-receptive and the blank area ink-repellent
2 : the process of producing patterns on semiconductor crystals for use as integrated circuits

Examples of lithography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The most advanced computer chips today are made using a process that involves etching features into silicon with extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV), resulting in features smaller than the wavelength of visible light. Will Knight, Wired, 6 May 2021 Gelsinger said that originally Intel designed its 7nm process with limited use of Extreme Ultraviolet lithography, a manufacturing technology. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, 23 Mar. 2021 On Tuesday, Gelsinger said that Intel had been too timid in exploiting a new manufacturing technology, extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV) for its 7nm chips. oregonlive, 23 Mar. 2021 The robot, which looks like a pair of Ys joined at the stem, was made using soft lithography in two layers. Larry Greenemeier, Scientific American, 30 Nov. 2011 There are 15 categories of artworks, including painting, apparel, furniture, lithography, monotypes and more. Alicia Eler, Star Tribune, 18 Nov. 2020 The Dutch company, which produces extreme ultraviolet lithography equipment -- the machines used to make semiconductors -- met analyst expectations for the fourth quarter and will resume executing buybacks from this week. Ellen Proper,, 14 Oct. 2020 Haasis & Lubrecht, another New York lithography firm, had previously published a postwar 1865 print depicting Lincoln surrounded by Union officers killed in the war, entitled Our Fallen Heroes. Harold Holzer, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 July 2020 To make 7 nanometer chips, however, companies need access to an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography machine. Sherisse Pham, CNN, 31 July 2020

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First Known Use of lithography

1813, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lithography

German Lithuanianographie, from lith- + -graphie -graphy

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The first known use of lithography was in 1813

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15 May 2021

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“Lithography.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of lithography

: a method of printing from a flat surface (such as a smooth stone or a metal plate) that has been prepared so that the ink will only stick to the design that will be printed

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