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swatch

 (swŏch)
n.
1. A sample strip cut from a piece of material.
2. A representative portion; a sample: quoted swatches of the speech in his article.
3. A strip or swath of land: "I ... drove through this hilly swatch of field and forest that wraps around the east and north of town" (Jean Anderson). "Stunning swatches of sprouting green wheat fields added a brief flash of life to the bleached landscape" (Terence Ward).

[Origin unknown.]

swatch

(swɒtʃ)
n
1. (Textiles) a sample of cloth
2. (Textiles) a number of such samples, usually fastened together in book form
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing
a. a small sample of colour supplied to the printer for matching during printing
b. a sample of ink spread on paper by a printer to check the accuracy of a required colour
[C16: Scottish and northern English, of uncertain origin]

swatch

(swɒtʃ)

n.
1. a sample of cloth or other material.
2. a characteristic specimen of anything.
[1640–50; of obscure orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swatch - a sample piece of clothswatch - a sample piece of cloth    
piece of cloth, piece of material - a separate part consisting of fabric
Translations

swatch

[swɒtʃ] N (Textiles) → muestra f

swatch

n(Textil)muster nt; (= collection of samples)Musterbuch nt
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