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

 

lithography

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈθɒɡrəfi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈθɑːɡrəfi//
 
(informal litho
BrE BrE//ˈlaɪθəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪθoʊ//
 
)
[uncountable]
 
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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 Origin early 19th cent.: from German Lithographie (from litho- ‘relating to stone’ + -graphy).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lithography