Definition of photoengraving in English:

photoengraving

noun

Printing
  • A process by which an image is photographically transferred to a plate for printing in such a way that either the light or the dark areas become susceptible to attack by an etchant; specifically such a process in which the plate is for relief printing, the non-printing areas being etched (contrasted with photogravure).

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Scientific American. From photo- + engraving.

Pronunciation

photoengraving

/ˌfəʊtəʊɪnˈɡreɪvɪŋ//ˌfəʊtəʊɛnˈɡreɪvɪŋ/