Definition of Lithography

1. Noun. A method of planographic printing from a metal or stone surface.

Generic synonyms: Planographic Printing, Planography
Specialized synonyms: Photolithography, Chromolithography, Offset Lithography
Derivative terms: Lithographer



2. Noun. The act of making a lithographic print.
Generic synonyms: Printmaking
Derivative terms: Lithographer

Definition of Lithography

1. n. The art or process of putting designs or writing, with a greasy material, on stone, and of producing printed impressions therefrom. The process depends, in the main, upon the antipathy between grease and water, which prevents a printing ink containing oil from adhering to wetted parts of the stone not covered by the design. See Lithographic limestone, under Lithographic.

Definition of Lithography

1. Noun. 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lithography

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Medical Definition of Lithography

1. The art or process of putting designs or writing, with a greasy material, on stone, and of producing printed impressions therefrom. The process depends, in the main, upon the antipathy between grease and water, which prevents a printing ink containing oil from adhering to wetted parts of the stone not covered by the design. See Lithographic limestone, under Lithographic. Origin: Cf. F. Lithographie. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lithography

lithoglyph
lithoglyphs
lithoglyptics
lithograph
lithograph machine
lithographed
lithographer
lithographers
lithographic
lithographical
lithographically
lithographies
lithographing
lithographist
lithographs
lithography (current term)
lithoid
lithoidal
lithoing
lithokelyphopedion
lithokelyphos
litholabe
litholapaxy
litholatry
lithologic
lithological
lithologically
lithologies
lithologist
lithologists

Literary usage of Lithography

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1. The New England Magazine by Making of America Project (1885)
"A century ago the world knew nothing of the art of lithography; ... Nothing really new except photo-lithography has been added to this charming art since ..."

2. The Great industries of the United States: being an historical summary of by Horace Greeley (1873)
"lithography is the art of drawing or engraving upon stone designs from ... He succeeded, and lithography, or the art of writing on stone, was invented. ..."

3. English Coloured Books by Martin Hardie (1906)
"CHAPTER XIX THE PROCESS OF CHROMO-lithography ETWEEN 1830 and 1840 the aquatint process was being gradually ousted from its dominion by the cheaper method ..."

4. Collective Bargaining in the Lithographic Industry by Henry Elmer Hoagland (1917)
"INTRODUCTION UNLIKE many arts and crafts practiced today, lithography has preserved a fairly authentic record of its origin. ..."

5. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray, Sir Leslie Stephen (1898)
"CARICATURES AND lithography IN PARIS FIFTY years ago there lived at Munich a ... invented lithography. His invention has not made so much noise and larum in ..."

6. Chats on Old Prints by Arthur Hayden (1906)
"CHAPTER XIV lithography Its technique—Senefelder its inventor, ... lithography is the art of drawing on a specially prepared stone, which is capable of ..."

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