Definition of lithography noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈθɒɡrəfi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈθɑːɡrəfi//
(informal litho
BrE BrE//ˈlaɪθəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪθoʊ//
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the process of printing from a smooth surface, for example a metal plate, that has been specially prepared so that ink only sticks to the design to be printed Word Originearly 19th cent.: from German Lithographie (from litho- ‘relating to stone’ + -graphy).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lithography