pho·​to·​me·​chan·​i·​cal | \ ˌfō-tō-mi-ˈka-ni-kəl How to pronounce photomechanical (audio) \

Definition of photomechanical

: relating to or involving any of various processes for producing printed matter from a photographically prepared surface

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photomechanically \ ˌfō-​tō-​mi-​ˈka-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce photomechanical (audio) \ adverb

Examples of photomechanical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Your print may indeed be a steel engraving, or perhaps a collotype, which is produced by a photomechanical process. oregonlive, "An antiphon, a Goodwill find and more: These collectibles are all about art," 1 Sep. 2020 The fakes, on the other hand, are typically photomechanical reproductions of the originals. New York Times, "Art Experts Warn of a Surging Market in Fake Prints," 24 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of photomechanical

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of photomechanical was in 1870

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“Photomechanical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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