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English Dictionary: electrotype by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Electrotype \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.
  
      Note: 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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Electrotype \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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