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e·lec·tro·type

 (ĭ-lĕk′trə-tīp′)
n.
1. A metal plate used in letterpress printing, made by electroplating a lead or plastic mold of the page to be printed.
2. The process of making an electrotype.

e·lec′tro·type′ v.
e·lec′tro·typ′er n.
e·lec′tro·typ′ic (-trō-tĭp′ĭk) adj.

electrotype

(ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌtaɪp)
n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a duplicate printing plate made by electrolytically depositing a layer of copper or nickel onto a mould of the original. Sometimes shortened to: electro
vb
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (tr) to make an electrotype of (printed matter, illustrations, etc)
eˈlectroˌtyper, electrotypist n

e•lec•tro•type

(ɪˈlɛk trəˌtaɪp)

n., v. -typed, -typ•ing. n.
1. a facsimile, for use in printing, of a block of type, an engraving, etc., consisting of a thin copper or nickel shell deposited by electrolytic action in a wax, lead, or plastic mold of the original and backed with lead alloy.
v.t.
2. to make an electrotype of.
[1830–40]
e•lec′tro•typ`er, n.
e•lec`tro•typ′ic (-ˈtɪp ɪk) adj.
e•lec′tro•typ`ist (-ˌtaɪ pɪst) n.

electrotype


Past participle: electrotyped
Gerund: electrotyping

Imperative
electrotype
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Present
I electrotype
you electrotype
he/she/it electrotypes
we electrotype
you electrotype
they electrotype
Preterite
I electrotyped
you electrotyped
he/she/it electrotyped
we electrotyped
you electrotyped
they electrotyped
Present Continuous
I am electrotyping
you are electrotyping
he/she/it is electrotyping
we are electrotyping
you are electrotyping
they are electrotyping
Present Perfect
I have electrotyped
you have electrotyped
he/she/it has electrotyped
we have electrotyped
you have electrotyped
they have electrotyped
Past Continuous
I was electrotyping
you were electrotyping
he/she/it was electrotyping
we were electrotyping
you were electrotyping
they were electrotyping
Past Perfect
I had electrotyped
you had electrotyped
he/she/it had electrotyped
we had electrotyped
you had electrotyped
they had electrotyped
Future
I will electrotype
you will electrotype
he/she/it will electrotype
we will electrotype
you will electrotype
they will electrotype
Future Perfect
I will have electrotyped
you will have electrotyped
he/she/it will have electrotyped
we will have electrotyped
you will have electrotyped
they will have electrotyped
Future Continuous
I will be electrotyping
you will be electrotyping
he/she/it will be electrotyping
we will be electrotyping
you will be electrotyping
they will be electrotyping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been electrotyping
you have been electrotyping
he/she/it has been electrotyping
we have been electrotyping
you have been electrotyping
they have been electrotyping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been electrotyping
you will have been electrotyping
he/she/it will have been electrotyping
we will have been electrotyping
you will have been electrotyping
they will have been electrotyping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been electrotyping
you had been electrotyping
he/she/it had been electrotyping
we had been electrotyping
you had been electrotyping
they had been electrotyping
Conditional
I would electrotype
you would electrotype
he/she/it would electrotype
we would electrotype
you would electrotype
they would electrotype
Past Conditional
I would have electrotyped
you would have electrotyped
he/she/it would have electrotyped
we would have electrotyped
you would have electrotyped
they would have electrotyped

electrotype

A copy of engravings and type made by an electroplating process.
Translations

electrotype

[ɪˈlektrəʊˌtaɪp]
A. Nelectrotipo m
B. VTelectrotipar
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Their individual, complex histories are traced through a wealth of documentation: prints and illustrations in 18th-century books, a complete series of wax and electrotype impressions, and inventories and catalogues--especially that of Professor Nevil Story-Maskelyne (1823-1911).
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By this period, the more modern electrotype process was largely used for books (at least in the United States), with stereotype used more frequently for newspapers.
In fact, considering Harpers' reliance on electrotyping over stereotyping by the mid 1850s (Gaskell 206), the plates for Inez were probably electrotype, rather than stereotype.
The existence of highly accomplished electrotype replicas means that one must at times wonder whether what is in the spotlit vitrine is the real thing.
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