etching definition

  • noun:
    • The art of planning etched dishes, particularly steel dishes, where designs and photographs are imprinted.
    • A design etched on a plate.
    • the feeling created from an etched plate.
    • the skill of creating an image from a metal dish into which an image or text is etched with acid.
    • The picture created by this method.
    • The work, art, or practice of engraving by means of acid which eats away outlines or areas left exposed in steel, cup, or even the want. See etch, v. t.
    • A design done in the shape of the above process; a pattern on material, glass, etc., generated by etching.
    • an impact in writing, parchment, or other material, taken in ink from an etched dish.
    • a procedure of engraving when the outlines are manufactured because of the action of an acid or mordant rather than by a burin.
    • An impression taken from an etched dish.
    • A line etched, or appearing like etched.
    • In photography, a plate, since copper, coated with a substance sensitive to light, which after exposure and development is afflicted by the dissolving action of a chemical, like nitric acid, which strikes the bare metal.
    • an etched plate created using employing acid
    • an impact made of an etched dish
    • making etched or etched plates and printing styles from their store
  • verb:
    • Present participle of etch.

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