decalcomania

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de·cal·co·ma·ni·a

 (dē-kăl′kə-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
n.
1. The process of transferring pictures or designs printed on specially prepared paper to materials such as glass or metal.
2. A decal.

[French décalcomanie, from dēcalquer, to transfer a tracing (de-, off, from from Latin dē-; see de- + calquer, to trace; see calque) + manie, craze (from its popularity in the 19th century) (from Late Latin mania, madness; see mania).]

decalcomania

(dɪˌkælkəˈmeɪnɪə)
n
1. (Crafts) the art or process of transferring a design from prepared paper onto another surface, such as china, glass, or paper
2. (Crafts) a design so transferred
[C19: from French décalcomanie, from décalquer to transfer by tracing, from dé- de- + calquer to trace + -manie -mania]

de•cal•co•ma•ni•a

(dɪˌkæl kəˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə)

n., pl. -ni•as.
1. the art or process of transferring pictures or designs from specially prepared paper to wood, metal, glass, etc.
2. decal.
[1860–65; < French décalcomanie, derivative of décalquer to transfer a tracing of =de- de- + calquer to trace + -o- + -mania]

decalcomania

1. the technique of transferring pictures and other designs onto glass, wood, china etc, using specially prepared paper pieces.
2. the picture so created. Also called decal.
See also: Ornamentation
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decalcomania - either a design that is fixed to some surface or a paper bearing the design which is to be transferred to the surfacedecalcomania - either a design that is fixed to some surface or a paper bearing the design which is to be transferred to the surface
pattern, design, figure - a decorative or artistic work; "the coach had a design on the doors"
transfer paper - a paper that is coated with a preparation for transferring a design to another surface
2.decalcomania - the art of transfering designs from specially prepared paper to a wood or glass or metal surface
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"