Glyptography
Glyptography Glyp*tog"ra*phy, n. [Gr. ? carved + -graphy: cf. F. glyptographie.] The art or process of engraving on precious stones. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • glyptography — glyptographer, n. glyptographic /glip teuh graf ik/, adj. /glip tog reuh fee/, n. 1. the description or study of engraved gems or other stones. 2. Also called glyptics. the art or process of engraving on gems or the like. [1790 1800; < Gk… …   Universalium

  • glyptography — noun carving or engraving on precious stone …   Wiktionary

  • glyptography — the art of engraving on gems Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • glyptography — glyp·tog·ra·phy || glɪp tÉ‘grÉ™fɪ / tÉ’g n. art of engraving on gems, process of carving on gemstones, glyptics …   English contemporary dictionary

  • glyptography —    see …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • glyptography — [glɪp tɒgrəfi] noun the art or scientific study of gem engraving. Origin C18: from Gk gluptos carved + graphy …   English new terms dictionary

  • glyptography — glyp·tog·ra·phy …   English syllables

  • glyptography — /glɪpˈtɒgrəfi/ (say glip togruhfee) noun 1. the description or study of engraved gems, etc. 2. the art or process of engraving on gems or the like. {Greek glypto(s) carved + graphy} …   Australian English dictionary

  • glyptography — n. the art or scientific study of gem engraving. Etymology: Gk gluptos carved + GRAPHY …   Useful english dictionary

  • glyptics — noun the art of engraving on precious stones • Syn: ↑lithoglyptics • Hypernyms: ↑glyptic art, ↑glyptography * * * /glip tiks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) glyptography (def. 2). [1810 20; see …   Useful english dictionary

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