lithography

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1813. From German Lithographie, from Ancient Greek λίθος (líthos, stone) + γράφειν (gráphein, to write).

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lithography (countable and uncountable, plural lithographies)

  1. The process of printing a lithograph on a hard, flat surface; originally the printing surface was a flat piece of stone that was etched with acid to form a surface that would selectively transfer ink to the paper; the stone has now been replaced, in general, with a metal plate.

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