photoengraving

noun pho·to·en·grav·ing \ ˌfō-tō-in-ˈgrā-viŋ \

Definition of photoengraving

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

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First Known Use of photoengraving

1864

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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