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1. Wood engraving, especially of an early period.
2. The art of printing texts or illustrations, sometimes with color, from woodblocks, as distinct from typography.

xy′lo·graph′ic (-lə-grăf′ĭk), xy′lo·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
xy′lo·graph′i·cal·ly adv.


[zaɪləˈgræfɪk] ADJxilográfico
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15) The Collected Commentaries was a Ming compilation that already existed in typographic and xylographic Korean editions, and various copies of these Korean editions found their way to Japan, as we will see.
Her demonstration of the simultaneous application of xylographic images (from a single carved block) and movable type offers a critical challenge to received notions of the fixity and mobility of print culture in this period.
Illustrated magazines of the 1860s and '70s, while still dependent upon traditional intaglio and xylographic engraving techniques, were already publishing images specifically made to be copied.