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Definition of 'gravure'


  1. 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
       Synonyms: intaglio printing intaglio
  2. a printing plate used in the process of gravure
  3. an intaglio print produced by gravure
       Synonyms: photogravure heliogravure
  4. the act of intaglio printing

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