Oleograph O`le*o*graph, n. [L. oleum oil + -graph.] 1. (Chem.) The form or figure assumed by a drop of oil when placed upon water or some other liquid with which it does not mix. [1913 Webster]

2. (Painting) A picture produced in oils by a process analogous to that of lithographic printing. [1913 Webster]

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  • oleograph — [ō′lē ō graf΄, ō′lē əgraf΄] n. [ OLEO + GRAPH] a chromolithograph finished so that its surface resembles that of an oil painting on canvas oleographic adj. oleography [ō′lē əäg′rə fē] n …   English World dictionary

  • oleograph — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1873 a chromolithograph printed on cloth to imitate an oil painting …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oleograph — oleographic /oh lee euh graf ik/, adj. oleography /oh lee og reuh fee/, n. /oh lee euh graf , grahf /, n. a chromolithograph printed in oil colors on canvas or cloth. [1870 75; OLEO + GRAPH] * * * ▪ printing also called  chromolithograph  or   …   Universalium

  • oleograph — noun A type of chromolithograph, using oil paint on canvas, that attempts to imitate oil painting …   Wiktionary

  • Oleograph — Оттиск, полученный способом олеографии …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • oleograph — o·le·o·graph || əʊlɪəʊgræf / grɑːf n. oil print, print made from oil colors …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oleograph — noun a print textured to resemble an oil painting. Derivatives oleographic adjective oleography noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • oleograph — ole·o·graph …   English syllables

  • oleograph — /ˈoʊliəgræf/ (say ohleeuhgraf), / graf/ (say grahf), /ˈɒli / (say olee ) noun a kind of chromolithograph printed in oil colours. –oleographic /oʊliəˈgræfɪk/ (say ohleeuh grafik), adjective –oleography /oʊliˈɒgrəfi/ (say ohlee ogruhfee), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • oleograph —   n. lithographic reproduction of oil painting.    ♦ oleography, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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