lithography
noun Etymology: German Lithographie, from lith- + -graphie -graphy Date: 1813 1. the process of printing from a plane surface (as a smooth stone or metal plate) on which the image to be printed is ink-receptive and the blank area ink-repellent 2. the process of producing patterns on semiconductor crystals for use as integrated circuits

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  • Lithography — Li*thog ra*phy, n. [Cf. F. lithographie.] 1. The art or process of putting designs or writing, with a greasy material, on stone, and of producing printed impressions therefrom. The process depends, in the main, upon the antipathy between grease… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lithography — UK US /ˌlɪˈθɒɡrəfi/ noun [U] (also litho) ► a method of printing using a stone or metal block on which an image has been drawn with a substance that attracts ink: »We provide our customers with a complete solution to their advanced lithography… …   Financial and business terms

  • lithography — 1813, from Ger. Lithographie (c.1804), coined from Gk. lithos stone + graphein to write (see GRAPHY (Cf. graphy)). The original printing surfaces were of stone. Process invented 1796 by Alois Senefelder of Munich (1771 1833). Hence, lithograph a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • lithography —  Lithography  Литография   Процесс, относящийся к плоской печати, при которой печатающие и пробельные элементы печатной формы расположены на одном уровне и обладают способностью избирательного смачивания краской и отталкивания ее. Литография… …   Толковый англо-русский словарь по нанотехнологии. - М.

  • lithography — ► NOUN ▪ the process of printing from a flat metal, formerly stone, surface treated so as to repel the ink except where it is required for printing. DERIVATIVES lithographer noun. ORIGIN from Greek lithos stone …   English terms dictionary

  • lithography — [li thäg′rə fē] n. [ LITHO + GRAPHY] the art or process of printing from a flat stone or metal plate by a method based on the repulsion between grease and water: the design is put on the surface with a greasy material, and then water and printing …   English World dictionary

  • Lithography — Charles Marion Russell s The Custer Fight (1903). Note the range of tones, fading toward the edges …   Wikipedia

  • lithography — lithographic /lith euh graf ik/, lithographical, adj. lithographically, adv. /li thog reuh fee/, n. 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… …   Universalium

  • lithography — Synonyms and related words: albertype, artist lithography, book printing, chromotypography, chromotypy, chromoxylography, collotype, color printing, coloration, coloring, dyeing, electronography, electrostatic printing, emblazonry, graphic arts,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • lithography — [[t]lɪθɒ̱grəfi[/t]] N UNCOUNT Lithography is a method of printing in which a piece of stone or metal is specially treated so that ink sticks to some parts of it and not to others. Derived words: lithographic ADJ ADJ n The book s 85 colour… …   English dictionary

  • lithography — litografija statusas T sritis radioelektronika atitikmenys: angl. lithography; lithographic process vok. Lithografie, f rus. литография, f pranc. lithographie, f …   Radioelektronikos terminų žodynas

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