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Embossing vs. Relief

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Embossingnoun

A raised design or symbol that has been embossed.

Reliefnoun

The removal of stress or discomfort.

‘I sighed with relief when I found out that my daughter hadn't got lost, but was waiting for me at home.’;

Reliefnoun

The feeling associated with the removal of stress or discomfort.

Reliefnoun

The person who takes over a shift for another.

‘Officer Schmidt can finally go home because his relief has arrived.’;

Reliefnoun

Aid or assistance offered in time of need.

Reliefnoun

(legal) Court-ordered compensation, aid, or protection, a redress.

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Reliefnoun

A lowering of a tax through special provisions; short for tax relief.

Reliefnoun

A type of sculpture or other artwork in which shapes or figures protrude from a flat background.

Reliefnoun

The apparent difference in elevation in the surface of a painting or drawing made noticeable by a variation in light or color.

Reliefnoun

The difference of elevations on a surface.

‘the relief on that part of the Earth's surface’;

Reliefadjective

(of a surface) Characterized by surface inequalities.

Reliefadjective

Of or used in letterpress.

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Reliefnoun

The act of relieving, or the state of being relieved; the removal, or partial removal, of any evil, or of anything oppressive or burdensome, by which some ease is obtained; succor; alleviation; comfort; ease; redress.

‘He sees the dire contagion spread so fast,That, where it seizes, all relief is vain.’;

Reliefnoun

Release from a post, or from the performance of duty, by the intervention of others, by discharge, or by relay; as, a relief of a sentry.

‘For this relief much thanks; 'tis bitter cold.’;

Reliefnoun

That which removes or lessens evil, pain, discomfort, uneasiness, etc.; that which gives succor, aid, or comfort; also, the person who relieves from performance of duty by taking the place of another; a relay.

Reliefnoun

A fine or composition which the heir of a deceased tenant paid to the lord for the privilege of taking up the estate, which, on strict feudal principles, had lapsed or fallen to the lord on the death of the tenant.

Reliefnoun

The projection of a figure above the ground or plane on which it is formed.

Reliefnoun

The appearance of projection given by shading, shadow, etc., to any figure.

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Reliefnoun

The height to which works are raised above the bottom of the ditch.

Reliefnoun

The elevations and surface undulations of a country.

Reliefnoun

the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced;

‘as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief’;

Reliefnoun

the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress);

‘he enjoyed his relief from responsibility’; ‘getting it off his conscience gave him some ease’;

Reliefnoun

(law) redress awarded by a court;

‘was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?’;

Reliefnoun

someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult);

‘the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes’; ‘we need extra employees for summer fill-ins’;

Reliefnoun

assistance in time of difficulty;

‘the contributions provided some relief for the victims’;

Reliefnoun

a pause for relaxation;

‘people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests’;

Reliefnoun

a change for the better

Reliefnoun

aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped;

‘he has been on relief for many years’;

Reliefnoun

the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance);

‘he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain’;

Reliefnoun

sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background

Reliefnoun

the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged;

‘he asked for troops for the relief of Atlanta’;

Relief

Relief is a sculptural technique where the sculpted elements remain attached to a solid background of the same material. The term relief is from the Latin verb relevo, to raise.

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