A plate forming an exact faximile of a page of type or of an engraving, used in printing books, etc.; specifically, a plate with type-metal face, used for printing.
The art or process of making such plates, or of executing work by means of them.
To prepare for printing in stereotype; to make the stereotype plates of; as, to stereotype the Bible.
An cast impression in from set-up type or another plate into which stereotype metal is poured. The result is a durable plate whose use saves wear to the original type.
Letterpress plate made of rubber, plastic or metal which is made from a molded matrix.
A duplicate relief plate used in newspaper printing.