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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Embossment  \Em*boss"ment\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  forming  bosses  or  raised  figures,  or  the  state 
  of  being  so  formed. 
 
  2.  A  bosslike  prominence;  figure  in  relief;  raised  work  jut; 
  protuberance;  esp.,  a  combination  of  raised  surfaces 
  having  a  decorative  effect.  ``The  embossment  of  the 
  figure.''  --Addison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  embossment 
  n  1:  sculpture  in  which  the  figures  are  raised  above  a 
  surrounding  flat  plane  [syn:  {relief},  {relievo},  {rilievo}] 
  2:  an  impression  produced  by  pressure  or  printing  [syn:  {imprint}] 




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