Deposit

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the settling or adhering of an external substance onto a surface.

Deposit of white paint

Related Terms

deposition, encrustation, spatter

Synonyms in English

accretion

Deposit of wax from a candle.

Translation

English deposit
French dépôt
Spanish depósito
Portuguese
Italian deposito
German
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Arabic

Discussion

Though uses for this term can vary, it is generally accepted that a deposit is an accidental addition to an object that was not original to it or intended by its creator. Deposits can often be dried liquids, though some use this term (and the related term deposition) to refer to the settling of dry particles which collect on a surface.

References

Anon. 2000. “Deposit.” Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online. Los Angeles, CA: J. Paul Getty Trust. http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabularies/aat/.

———. 2012. “Deposition.” CAMEO:Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. http://cameo.mfa.org/.




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