line engraving
noun Date: 1802 an engraving cut by hand directly in the plate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Line engraving — Line Line, n. [OE. line, AS. l[=i]ne cable, hawser, prob. from L. linea a linen thread, string, line, fr. linum flax, thread, linen, cable; but the English word was influenced by F. ligne line, from the same L. word linea. See {Linen}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • line engraving — n. 1. a kind of engraving in which the effect is produced by lines of varying thickness and nearness to each other 2. a plate engraved in this way 3. a print from such a plate …   English World dictionary

  • Line engraving — This article currently covers the history of line engraving until ca. 1910. Please extend it as needed, and remove this notice afterwards. Line engraving is a term for engraved images printed on paper to be used as prints or illustrations. The… …   Wikipedia

  • line-engraving — lineˈ engravˈing noun 1. The process of engraving in lines, steel or copperplate engraving 2. An engraving done in this way • • • Main Entry: ↑line …   Useful english dictionary

  • line engraving — line engraver. 1. a technique of engraving in which all effects are produced by variations in the width and density of lines incised with a burin. 2. a metal plate so engraved. 3. a print or picture made from it. [1800 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • line engraving — line′ engrav ing n. pri fia an engraving in which all effects are produced by variations in the width and density of lines incised with a burin …   From formal English to slang

  • line engraving — noun 1. a print obtained from a line drawing • Syn: ↑linecut • Hypernyms: ↑engraving 2. engraving consisting of a block that has been etched or engraved • Syn: ↑linecut, ↑line block …   Useful english dictionary

  • line engraving — noun a) Engraving in which the effects are produced by lines of different width and closeness, cut with the burin upon copper or similar material; also, a plate so engraved. b) A picture produced by printing from such an engraving …   Wiktionary

  • line engraving — /laɪn ɛnˈgreɪvɪŋ/ (say luyn en grayving) noun 1. a style of engraving in which the burin makes curved regular furrows that markedly swell and taper. 2. a plate so engraved. 3. a print or picture made from it …   Australian English dictionary

  • Line engraving — Гравирование штриховых клише (на меди и стали); Штриховое клише; Гравюра (форма и оттиск) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

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