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Word of the Day – Skeuomorph

By April 29, 2016Word of the Day

Skeuomorph (noun)

skyoo-oh-morf

An object or feature which imitates the design of a similar artefact made from another material.

An ornament or design on an object copied from a form of the object when made from another material or by other techniques, as an imitation metal rivet mark found on handles of prehistoric pottery.

Example sentences

“ It may look expensive but it’s a skeuomorph, it’s just plated tin.”

“Poke it, it’s not really made of feathers, it’s a stone skeuomorph..”

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