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 (plə-nŏg′rə-fē, plā-)
A process for printing from a smooth surface, as lithography or offset.

pla′no·graph′ic (plā′nə-grăf′ĭk) adj.
pla′no·graph′i·cal·ly adv.


(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing any process, such as lithography, for printing from a flat surface
planographic adj
ˌplanoˈgraphically adv


(pləˈnɒg rə fi)

the art or technique of printing from a flat surface directly or by offset.
pla•no•graph•ic (ˌpleɪ nəˈgræf ɪk, ˌplæn ə-) adj.
pla`no•graph′i•cal•ly, adv.


Rare. the art of drawing maps or plans. — planographist, n. — planographic, planographical, adj.
See also: Drawing
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.planography - the process of printing from a surface on which the printing areas are not raised but are ink-receptive (as opposed to ink repellent)
printing process, printing - reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
collotype, collotype printing, photogelatin process - a photomechanical printing process that uses a glass plate with a gelatin surface that carries the image to be reproduced; can be used with one or more colors
lithography - a method of planographic printing from a metal or stone surface