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Meaning of "decalcomania" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DECALCOMANIA

From French décalcomanie, from décalquer to transfer by tracing, from dé-de- + calquer to trace + -manie-mania.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DECALCOMANIA

decalcomania  [dɪˌkælkəˈmeɪnɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DECALCOMANIA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Decalcomania is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DECALCOMANIA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Decalcomania

Decalcomania, from the French décalcomanie, is a decorative technique by which engravings and prints may be transferred to pottery or other materials. Today the shortened version is "Decal".

Definition of decalcomania in the English dictionary

The definition of decalcomania in the dictionary is the art or process of transferring a design from prepared paper onto another surface, such as china, glass or paper. Other definition of decalcomania is a design so transferred.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DECALCOMANIA


Anglomania
ˌæŋɡləʊˈmeɪnɪə
bibliomania
ˌbɪblɪəʊˈmeɪnɪə
dipsomania
ˌdɪpsəʊˈmeɪnɪə
egomania
ˌiːɡəʊˈmeɪnɪə
erotomania
ɪˌrɒtəʊˈmeɪnɪə
hypomania
ˌhaɪpəʊˈmeɪnɪə
kleptomania
ˌklɛptəʊˈmeɪnɪə
leishmania
liːʃˈmeɪnɪə
mania
ˈmeɪnɪə
megalomania
ˌmɛɡələʊˈmeɪnɪə
melomania
ˌmɛləˈmeɪnɪə
monomania
ˌmɒnəʊˈmeɪnɪə
nymphomania
ˌnɪmfəˈmeɪnɪə
pyromania
ˌpaɪrəʊˈmeɪnɪə
Romania
rəʊˈmeɪnɪə
Roumania
ruːˈmeɪnɪə
Rumania
ruːˈmeɪnɪə
Tasmania
tæzˈmeɪnɪə
technomania
ˌtɛknəʊˈmeɪnɪə
zoomania
ˌzəʊəˈmeɪnɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DECALCOMANIA

decagynian
decagynous
decahedral
decahedron
decal
decalcification
decalcified
decalcifier
decalcifies
decalcify
decalescence
decalescent
decaliter
decalitre
Decalogist
Decalogue
Decameron
Decameronic
decamerous
decameter

WORDS THAT END LIKE DECALCOMANIA

cleptomania
demonomania
dinomania
eleutheromania
graphomania
hydromania
hypermania
hysteromania
Lithuania
metromania
morphinomania
mythomania
necromania
Obamamania
orchidomania
petalomania
potichomania
theomania
toxicomania
tulipomania
xenomania

Synonyms and antonyms of decalcomania in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «decalcomania» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DECALCOMANIA

Find out the translation of decalcomania to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of decalcomania from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «decalcomania» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

模印
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

decalcomania
570 millions of speakers

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decalcomania
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

decalcomania
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نقل اللصائق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

декалькомания
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

decalcomania
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

decalcomania
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

décalcomanie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Decalcomania
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Abziehbild
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

デカルコマニア
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

전달 인쇄
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Decalcomania
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đề can
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

decalcomania
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

डिकॅलमनिया
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çıkartma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

decalcomania
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kalkomania
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

перебивні
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sabloane
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

decalcomania
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

decalcomania
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

decalcomania
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

decalcomania
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of decalcomania

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DECALCOMANIA»

The term «decalcomania» is regularly used and occupies the 63.820 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DECALCOMANIA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about decalcomania

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DECALCOMANIA»

Discover the use of decalcomania in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to decalcomania and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Deleuze and Geophilosophy: A Guide and Glossary
See Mass. DECALCOMANIA [décalcomanie]: the mimetic process of lifting a code, image, or text from one medium, then transferring it to another without transforming it; the practice of tracing or representation DG oppose to cartography (12).
Mark Bonta, John Protevi, 2004
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Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States
for the purchase of decalcomania which Is applied to airplanes, cars, and other property of the Civil Aeronautics Administration for identification purposes. This Purchase Order was returned with the explanation that the Procurement Division  ...
United States. General Accounting Office, 1946
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Pulsation in Architecture
Jflll'xi'iérihifliviliuvnnip . “filial-'ppm ' ' -Fr Perry Hall Decalcomania Cycle 8-7-0] ( 2008) experimenfing wiTh This magnificafion and wondered if This is a naTural sysTem, how do you deploy if? How do you work wiTh iT? Do you Try To conTrol if ...
Eric Goldemberg, 2011
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Henley's Twentieth Century Formulas, Recipes and Processes: ...
DECALCOMANIA PROCESSES: See also Chromos, Copying Processes, and Transfer Processes. The decalcomania process of transferrin pictures requires that the print (usua y in colors)~be made on a specially prepared paper. Prints made ...
Gardner Dexter Hiscox, 1930
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Syracuse China
The price list set out for the first time the available decorations in overglaze and underglaze prints and decalcomania special gold treatments, and also Walter's two-color "duo tone" prints. Although the catalogue carries no date, the decorations ...
Cleota Reed, Stan Skoczen, 1997
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Organic Synthesis with Palladium Compounds
3.2.4 Principles 5 and 6: Cartography and Decalcomania Cartography can be described as “the method of mapping for orientation from any point of entry within a 'whole,' rather than by the method of tracing that re-presents an a priori path, ...
Jiro Tsuji, 1980
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Henley's twentieth century formulas, recipes and processes
DAMASKEENING—DECALCOMANIA PROCESSES Oil of clove. . . . . . . . 250 been eaten away, remove the plate from the bath, cleanse it with a little hydrochloric acid to remove any traces of oxide of copper which might agpear on the lines of ...
G.D. Hiscox
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Modern Art: A Critical Introduction
Her painting Sea Star I (1944) is the product of what the surrealists called decalcomania – where a painted surface is pressed against another and then pulled apart again to reveal a textured surface. The chance evocation of form by the ...
Pam Meecham, Julie Sheldon, 2013
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The Poetry of Charles Tomlinson: Border Lines
Certainly the process of sliding paper windows over the randomly generated designs in his decalcomania — waiting for some piece of the whole to inspire him by virtue of this chance outlining — helps illumine his abiding interest as poet in ...
Judith P. Saunders, 2003
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Narrating the Catastrophe: An Artist's Dialogue with Deleuze ...
Decalcomania is all about tracing. An artistic technique that involves the transfer of images from one surface to another, usually from prints or engravings to pottery, it was popularised during the ceramic transfer craze of the mid-1870s and later ...
Jac Saorsa, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DECALCOMANIA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term decalcomania is used in the context of the following news items.
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See hidden city of Gojo unfold in 'A Midsummer's Fantasia'
"It's like a decalcomania. There are the same elements on both sides. They look similar, but they're different. I wanted the two stories to be ... «AsiaOne, Jun 15»
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Will Self: Stuck in a train toilet, I see the future of urban Britain …
It wasn't the end of this decalcomania by any means: the dinky sink was backed by Big Ben; the ventilation panel in the door was bracketed by ... «New Statesman, Apr 15»
3
Macy's Arts Sampler at UC Clermont College on March 7
1 - 2 p.m. DECALCOMANIA - A technique used by Surrealist painters to find hidden imagery in a piece of art. Children and adults alike can join ... «University of Cincinnati, Mar 15»
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Behind the Scenes: Tom Hooper
... Max Ernst who too experimented with numerous processes, specifically decalcomania, where recognition and resemblance were brought out ... «Huffington Post, Nov 14»
5
What If Joni Ernst Were More Like Max Ernst?
January 2015: At her swearing in, Joni promises to apply decalcomania to the Constitution. May 2015: Joni's thick German accent renders her ... «Wonkette, Nov 14»
6
Dali Museum opens new exhibit
In his painting, La Soif (Thirst), Dali used a technique called decalcomania, or folding a piece of paper with wet ink inside and then peeling it ... «The Hawkeye, Oct 14»
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10 words that are badly broken
In English we shortened it from decalcomania, which came from French décalcomanie, a mania for tracing things, from de plus calquer ("trace") ... «The Week Magazine, Jun 14»
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You ART what you eat! Salad arranged in the style of abstract …
An image of Decalcomania by Rene Magritte, on which on of the salads was based. In tests, volunteers preferred the flavour of the artistic dish ... «Daily Mail, Jun 14»
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Lydia Velasco: Unique matriarchy in the visual arts
The technique applied by Chigoe is called “decalcomania,” defined as “the art or process of transferring pictures and designs from specially ... «Inquirer.net, Jun 14»
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Barber's bowl was used to collect suds
The back of each reads Canada Decalcomania Co. Limited, Scarborough, and also includes a Dri-Mark logo. They are 62 centimetres across ... «Waterloo Record, May 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Decalcomania [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/decalcomania>. Aug 2019 ».
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