embossment vs relief what difference

what is difference between embossment and relief

English

Etymology

emboss +‎ -ment

Noun

embossment (plural embossments)

  1. The result of embossing; something that has been embossed.
  2. The process or act of embossing.


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈliːf/
  • Rhymes: -iːf

Etymology 1

From Old French relief (assistance), from Old French relever (to relieve), from Latin relevare (to raise up, make light). See also relieve.

Noun

relief (countable and uncountable, plural reliefs)

  1. The removal of stress or discomfort.
  2. The feeling associated with the removal of stress or discomfort.
  3. Release from a post or duty, as when replaced by another.
  4. The person who takes over a shift for another.
  5. Aid or assistance offered in time of need.
  6. (law) Court-ordered compensation, aid, or protection, a redress.
  7. A lowering of a tax through special provisions; tax relief.
  8. A certain fine or composition paid by the heir of a tenant upon the death of the ancestor.
Synonyms
  • (removal of stress and discomfort): ease, alleviation, liss, respite
  • (feeling of removal of stress and discomfort): ease, alleviation, liss
  • (person who takes over a shift): stand-in, substitute, backup, fill-in
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Italian rilevare (to raise), from Latin relevare (to raise).

Noun

relief (countable and uncountable, plural reliefs)

  1. A type of sculpture or other artwork in which shapes or figures protrude from a flat background.
  2. The apparent difference in elevation in the surface of a painting or drawing made noticeable by a variation in light or color.
  3. The difference of elevations on a surface.
    the relief on that part of the Earth’s surface
  4. (heraldry) The supposed projection of a charge from the surface of a field, indicated by shading on the sinister and lower sides.
Synonyms
  • (type of artwork): embossing
  • (difference of elevations on a surface): texture, topography
Derived terms
  • relief map
Translations

Adjective

relief (comparative more relief, superlative most relief)

  1. (of a surface) Characterized by surface inequalities.
  2. Of or used in letterpress.

Anagrams

  • Leifer, e-filer, liefer, refile, relfie, relife

French

Etymology

Old French, from relever.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁə.ljɛf/

Noun

relief m (plural reliefs)

  1. projection, relief
  2. (geography, mineralogy) relief, surface elevation
  3. (figuratively) contrast, definition, offset (against something else)
  4. (sculpture) relief

Derived terms

  • bas-relief

Further reading

  • “relief” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Polish

Etymology

From French relief, from Old French relief (assistance), from relever (to relieve), from Latin relevare (to raise up, make light).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): //ˈrɛl.jɛf//

Noun

relief m inan

  1. relief

Declension


Romanian

Etymology

From French relief.

Noun

relief n (plural reliefuri)

  1. relief (difference of elevations on the Earth’s surface)

Related terms

  • reliefa
  • reliefare
  • reliefat

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