Lithography

Lithography

WordNet



noun


(1)   The act of making a lithographic print
(2)   A method of planographic printing from a metal or stone surface
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Etymology


1813. From , from + .

Noun


  1. The process of printing a lithograph on a hard, flat surface; originally the printing surface was a flat piece of stone that was etched with acid to form a surface that would selectively transfer ink to the paper; the stone has now been replaced, in general, with a metal plate.