Definition of electrotype in English:

electrotype

verb

[with object]often as noun electrotyping
  • Make a copy of (something) by the electrolytic deposition of copper on a mould.

    ‘the acid copper solution is largely employed in electrotyping’
    • ‘Electrotyping is an application of the art of electroplating to typography, used for making duplicate plates for relief printing.’
    • ‘Standing newspaper matter may be stereotyped -- unless it contains cuts, when it should be electrotyped -- but should be cast on metal base to avoid shrinking and swelling.’

noun

  • An electrotyped copy.

    • ‘Ring manufacturers participated in the campaign through radio advertising and by sending out newspaper electrotypes to be used by jewelers across the country.’
    • ‘While the detail of an electrotype can be excellent, the edge will usually give it away.’
    • ‘The 19th century was remarkable for its technological advances in the printing process, with the introduction of linotype, electrotype, stereotype and - in the 20th century - monotype, along with the mechanical manufacture of paper.’
    • ‘The innovation of electrotypes in the mid-19th century added yet another dimension to the art of copying.’
    • ‘Circulars, flyers, bill-heads, letter heads, cards, and labels may be either electrotyped or stereotyped on wood base, the electrotype being the more durable, and especially desirable where fancy type or ornaments are used.’

Pronunciation

electrotype

/ɪˈlɛktrə(ʊ)tʌɪp/