E*lec"tro*type (?), n. [Electro- + -type.]

A facsimile plate made by electrotypy for use in printing; also, an impression or print from such plate. Also used adjectively.

⇒ The face of an electrotype consists of a shell of copper, silver, or the like, produced by the action of an electrical current upon a plate of metal and a wax mold suspended in an acid bath and connected with opposite poles of the battery. It is backed up with a solid filling of type metal.


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E*lec"tro*type, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Electrotyped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Electrotyping (?).]

To make facsimile plates of by the electrotype process; as to electrotype a page of type, a book, etc. See Electrotype, n.


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