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Meaning of electrotype

e•lec•tro•type

Pronunciation: (i-lek'tru-tīp"), [key]
— n., v., -typed, -typ•ing.
—n.
  1. a facsimile, for use in printing, of a block of type, an engraving, or the like, consisting of a thin copper or nickel shell deposited by electrolytic action in a wax, lead, or plastic mold of the original and backed with lead alloy.
  2. electrotypy.
—v.t.
  1. to make an electrotype of.
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