noun Fine Arts.
- a distinguishing mark or peculiarity indicating a particular stage of a plate.
- a small sketch engraved in the margin of a plate, and usually removed after a number of early proofs have been printed.
- a plate so marked.
- E·rich Ma·ri·a [er-ik muh–ree–uh; German ey–rikh mah-ree-ah] /ˈɛr ɪk məˈri ə; German ˈeɪ rɪx mɑˈri ɑ/, 1898–1970, German novelist in the U.S.
- a mark in the margin of an engraved plate to indicate the stage of production of the plate. It is removed before the plate is finished
- a plate so marked
- a print or proof from a plate so marked
- Erich Maria (ˈeːrɪç maˈriːa). 1898–1970, US novelist, born in Germany, noted for his novel of World War I, All Quiet on the Western Front (1929)