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cop·per·plate

 (kŏp′ər-plāt′)
n.
1. A copper printing plate engraved or etched to form a recessed pattern of the matter to be printed.
2. A print or engraving made by using such a plate.
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copperplate

(ˈkɒpəˌpleɪt)
n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a polished copper plate on which a design has been etched or engraved
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a print taken from such a plate
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a fine handwriting based upon that used on copperplate engravings
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cop•per•plate

(ˈkɒp ərˌpleɪt)

n.
1. a printing plate of copper that is engraved or etched.
2. a print made from such a plate.
3. a fine, elegant style of handwriting.
[1655–65]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.copperplate - a graceful style of handwriting based on the writing used on copperplate engravings
cursive, cursive script, longhand, running hand - rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper
2.copperplate - a print made from an engraved copperplate
print - a picture or design printed from an engraving
3.copperplate - an engraving consisting of a smooth plate of copper that has been etched or engraved
engraving - a block or plate or other hard surface that has been engraved
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Translations

copperplate

[ˈkɒpəpleɪt] N (also copperplate writing) → letra f caligrafiada, caligrafía f
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copperplate

[ˈkɒpəˌpleɪt] n (for engraving) → lastra di rame per incisione (also copperplate handwriting) → calligrafia chiara e regolare
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References in classic literature ?
And it was the nixt mornin', sure, jist as I was making up me mind whither it wouldn't be the purlite thing to sind a bit o' writin' to the widdy by way of a love-litter, when up com'd the delivery servant wid an illigant card, and he tould me that the name on it (for I niver could rade the copperplate printin on account of being lift handed) was all about Mounseer, the Count, A Goose, Look -- aisy, Maiter-di-dauns, and that the houl of the divilish lingo was the spalpeeny long name of the little ould furrener Frinchman as lived over the way.
It was a thin book bound in faded morocco, with a copperplate engraving as a frontispiece; the pages were musty with age and stained with mould.
Jane's was a copperplate production, with every "t" nicely crossed and every "i" precisely dotted, and not an interesting sentence in it.
Jacobs himself, familiarly known as Old Goggles, from his habit of wearing spectacles, imposed no painful awe; and if it was the property of snuffy old hypocrites like him to write like copperplate and surround their signatures with arabesques, to spell without forethought, and to spout "my name is Norval" without bungling, Tom, for his part, was glad he was not in danger of those mean accomplishments.
He also gave all the copperplates for the Historiae Conchyliorum to Oxford University.
Each print is from the original copperplates made by Sanso during his peak, such as his much-acclaimed Black Series from mid-1950s to late '60s.
It was all handwork: the paper, the ink, the hand-cast type, the hand-engraved copperplates, the presswork, and the folding, sewing, and binding that never took place.
When I ordered my bespoke paper, Smythson engraved my design onto copperplates, dye stamped it onto their watermarked paper, and then stored my personalized plate for future orders.
She was inspired to attempt printmaking by the 1890 exhibition of Japanese color woodblocks at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, responding with a series of color prints of the daily activities of Parisian women of her class that "was, essentially, a European reimagining of Japanese print aesthetics" using copperplates rather than woodblocks (106).
Since they were unaware of the meaning of the text written on them, they also did not know about the social and political context in which the copperplates originated.
A few vishayas or administrative divisions are mentioned in copperplates. However, the precise geographic location as well as political status of these is at best debatable.
Calligraphy still flourished, but then engraved copperplates in the 17th century permitted finer lines and those who made a living via their artistic penmanship suffered the same future as the printed newspaper seems to be enduring in the early 21st century.