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de·cal·co·ma·ni·a  audio  (d-klk-mn-, -mny) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. The process of transferring pictures or designs printed on specially prepared paper to materials such as glass or metal.
  2. A decal.

ETYMOLOGY:
French décalcomanie, from dcalquer, to transfer a tracing ( de-, off, from from Latin d-; see de- + calquer, to trace; see calque) + manie, craze (from its popularity in the 19th century) (from Late Latin mania, madness; see mania)


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