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a. A method of printing with etched plates or cylinders; intaglio printing.
b. Photogravure.
a. A plate used in the process of gravure.
b. A reproduction produced by gravure.

[French, from graver, to engrave, from Middle French, from Old French, to part (the hair), of Frankish origin; see ghrebh-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a method of intaglio printing using a plate with many small etched recesses. See also rotogravure
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) See photogravure
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) matter printed by this process
[C19: from French, from graver to engrave, of Germanic origin; see grave3]
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(grəˈvyʊər, ˈgreɪ vyər)

1. an intaglio process of photomechanical printing, such as photogravure or rotogravure.
2. a print produced by gravure.
3. the metal or wooden plate used in photogravure.
[1875–80; < French]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gravure - a printing process that uses an etched or engraved plategravure - a printing process that uses an etched or engraved plate; the plate is smeared with ink and wiped clean, then the ink left in the recesses makes the print
printing process, printing - reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
photogravure - printing from an intaglio plate prepared by photographic methods
2.gravure - a printing plate used in the process of gravure
engraving - a block or plate or other hard surface that has been engraved
3.gravure - an intaglio print produced by gravure
print - a picture or design printed from an engraving
4.gravure - the act of intaglio printing
printing - the business of producing printed material for sale or distribution
photogravure, rotogravure - using photography to produce a plate for printing
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