Pronunciation: (fôr'wur-ding), [key]
1. Bookbinding.a stage in which sections of a book are stitched, fitted with a back, pasted, etc., before being placed in the completed cover.
2. Engraving.the process of starting a copper plate by etching and of finishing with a graver.
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