meaning of engraving

1. The act or art of producing upon hard material incised or raised patterns, characters, lines, and the like; especially, the art of producing such lines, etc. , in the surface of metal plates or blocks of wood. Engraving is used for the decoration of the surface itself; also, for producing an original, from which a pattern or design may be printed on paper.
That which is engraved; an engraved plate.
An impression from an engraved plate, block of wood, or other material; a print.
of Engrave
making engraved or etched plates and printing designs from them

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