Pronunciation: (kop'ur-plāt"), [key]
1. a plate of polished copper on which a writing, picture, or design is made by engraving or etching.
2. a print or impression from such a plate.
3. engraving or printing of this kind.
4. a fine, elegant style of handwriting.
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