embossment

Primary Meanings of embossment

1.
n
an impression produced by pressure or printing
2.
n
sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
Full Definitions of embossment
1

n an impression produced by pressure or printing

Synonyms:
imprint
Type of:
impression, stamp
a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving
2

n sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background

Synonyms:
relief, relievo, rilievo, sculptural relief
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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