hatching
noun Date: 1662 the engraving or drawing of fine lines in close proximity especially to give an effect of shading; also the pattern so made

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  • Hatching — Hatch ing, n. [See 1st {Hatch}.] A mode of execution in engraving, drawing, and miniature painting, in which shading is produced by lines crossing each other at angles more or less acute; called also {crosshatching}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hatching — [hach′iŋ] n. [ HATCH3 + ING] 1. the drawing or engraving of fine, parallel or crossed lines to show shading 2. such lines …   English World dictionary

  • Hatching — For the emergence of young from an egg, see Egg (biology). For the crosshatch symbol, see Number sign. Albrecht Dürer, Veronica, engraving, 1513. Example of hatching (e.g., background) and cross hatching in many darker areas (visible if viewed at …   Wikipedia

  • Hatching — Hatch Hatch (h[a^]ch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hatched} (h[a^]cht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hatching}.] [F. hacher to chop, hack. See {Hash}.] 1. To cross with lines in a peculiar manner in drawing and engraving. See {Hatching}. [1913 Webster] Shall win… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hatching — /hach ing/, n. hachure (def. 2). [1655 65; HATCH3 + ING1] * * * ▪ drawing technique also called  cross hatching    technique used by draftsmen, engravers, and other artists who use mediums that do not allow blending (e.g., pen and ink) to… …   Universalium

  • hatching — noun a) A method of shading areas of a drawing or diagram with fine parallel lines. We got a good hatching from the Swallowtail eggs. b) A group of birds, reptiles, fish, insects, etc., which emerge from their eggs at the same time …   Wiktionary

  • hatching — Synonyms and related words: accouchement, arabesque, authorship, band, bar, basketry, basketwork, beginning, birth, birth throes, birthing, blessed event, burr, cancellation, childbearing, childbed, childbirth, chiseling, coinage, conception,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hatching — brūkšniuotė statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis Grafinio objekto ar jo dalies užpildymas lygiagrečiomis arba susikertančiomis linijomis ir iš jų sudarytu raštu. Brūkšniuočių pavyzdžiai. Iliustraciją žr. priede. pavyzdys( iai) gulsčioji… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • hatching — Ⅰ. hatch [1] ► NOUN 1) a small opening in a floor, wall, or roof allowing access from one area to another. 2) a door in an aircraft, spacecraft, or submarine. ● down the hatch Cf. ↑down the hatch ORIGIN Old …   English terms dictionary

  • hatching — the production of young fish from eggs, either naturally or artificially …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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