pho·​to·​en·​grav·​ing | \ ˌfō-tō-in-ˈgrā-viŋ How to pronounce photoengraving (audio) \

Definition of photoengraving

1 : a photomechanical process for making linecuts and halftone cuts by photographing an image on a metal plate and then etching
2a : a plate made by photoengraving
b : a print made from such a plate

Examples of photoengraving in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although photoengraving had been developed by 1890, woodcuts and metal casts of line drawings were used until 1904, especially in advertising. Roger Showley,, ""A Faithful Mirror": The San Diego Union-Tribune's first 150 years," 15 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of photoengraving

1864, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Photoengraving.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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