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1. The act or process of embossing or the condition of being embossed.
2. Embossed ornamentation.
3. The distance between the nondeformed part of a document surface and a specified point on a printed character in optical character recognition.
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|Noun||1.||embossment - an impression produced by pressure or printing|
|2.||embossment - sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background|
alto relievo, alto rilievo, high relief - a sculptural relief in which forms extend out from the background to at least half their depth
bas relief, basso relievo, basso rilievo, low relief - a sculptural relief in which forms extend only slightly from the background; no figures are undercut
sculpture - a three-dimensional work of plastic art