Friday, September 27, 2013

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lithography 


[li-thog-ruh-fee] noun
1. The art or process of producing a picture, writing, or the like, on a flat, specially prepared stone, with some greasy or oily substance, and of taking ink impressions from this as in ordinary printing.
2. A similar process in which a substance other than stone, as aluminum or zinc, is used. Compare offset ( def 6 ).

Origin:
1700–10; < Neo-Latin lithographia. See litho-, -graphy

Related forms


lith·o·graph·ic [lith-uh-graf-ik], lith·o·graph·i·cal, adjective
lith·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
un·lith·o·graph·ic, adjective 



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