Definition. Distinctness, clarity of detail, sharpness of relief; the finely executed detail of a numismatic or medallic design or model. Designs with high definition are highly prized in the coin and medal field. Models must be made with a crispness of all relief. Those techniques in the field which preserve definition are employed over those which do not, as the use of electrodeposition, high quality pantographs and such.
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For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators
COMPILED AND WRITTEN BY D. WAYNE JOHNSON
Roger W. Burdette, Editor