embossment

Definitions of embossment
  1. noun
    an impression produced by pressure or printing
    synonyms: imprint
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    type of:
    impression, stamp
    a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving
  2. noun
    sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
    synonyms: relief, relievo, rilievo, sculptural relief
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    types:
    alto relievo, alto rilievo, high relief
    a sculptural relief in which forms extend out from the background to at least half their depth
    bas relief, basso relievo, basso rilievo, low relief
    a sculptural relief in which forms extend only slightly from the background; no figures are undercut
    half-relief, mezzo-relievo, mezzo-rilievo
    a sculptural relief between low relief and high relief
    type of:
    sculpture
    a three-dimensional work of plastic art
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