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half·tone

 (hăf′tōn′, häf′-)
n.
1. A tone or value halfway between a highlight and a dark shadow.
2.
a. A picture in which the gradations of light are obtained by the relative darkness and density of tiny dots produced by photographing the subject through a fine screen.
b. A picture made by such a process.
3. Music See semitone.

halftone

(ˈhɑːfˌtəʊn)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding)
a. a process used to reproduce an illustration by photographing it through a fine screen to break it up into dots
b. the etched plate thus obtained
c. the print obtained from such a plate
2. (Art Terms) art a tonal value midway between highlight and dark shading
3. (Music, other) music US and Canadian another word for semitone
adj
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) relating to, used in, or made by halftone

half•tone

(ˈhæfˌtoʊn, ˈhɑf-)

n.
1. (in painting, drawing, graphics, photography, etc.) a value intermediate between light and dark.
2.
a. a printing process in which gradation of tone is obtained by a system of minute dots.
b. the metal plate used in such a process.
c. the print obtained in such a process.
[1645–55]
half′tone, adj.

halftone

Any photomechanical printing surface or the impression therefrom in which detail and tone values are represented by a series of evenly spaced dots in varying size and shape, varying in direct proportion to the intensity of the tones they represent. See also halftone screen.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.halftone - a print obtained from photoengravinghalftone - a print obtained from photoengraving
engraving - a print made from an engraving
2.halftone - an engraving used to reproduce an illustrationhalftone - an engraving used to reproduce an illustration
engraving - a block or plate or other hard surface that has been engraved
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The three levels of these cushion mounting tapes are: The R/bak SA 3100, soft, for combination jobs with demanding halftone process and fine screen work; the R/bak SA 3300, medium, for general purpose combination jobs with screen, line and solid work; and the R/bak SA 3500, firm, for combination jobs with bold lines and solids with darker screens.
1) This halftone process made it possible to print photographic images easily and cheaply in books.
Not only was a creative idea taking shape in his mind, but also the halftone process was now available to newspapers, replacing the line drawings of the past.