etching meaning

EN[ˈetʃ.ɪŋ] [-ɛtʃɪŋ]
  • Etching is traditionally the process of using strong acid or mordant to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design in intaglio (relief) in the metal.

    Definition of etching in English Dictionary

  • NounPLetchingsSUF-ing
    1. NU The art of producing an image from a metal plate into which an image or text has been etched with acid.
      1. NC The image created by this process.
      2. Verb
        1. present participle of etch.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Even though no obvious staining was observed in our case, contact with the vapor was still found to perform very faint etching at a submicrometric scale.
            • He donated an etching from his own collection to the new art gallery.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
              • Singularia tantum
                • Uncountable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Verb forms
                  • Participles
                    • Present participles
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              Meaning of etching for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "etching" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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