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

Deposit of white paint

Related Terms[edit | edit source]

deposition, encrustation, spatter

Synonyms in English[edit | edit source]


Deposit of wax from a candle.

Translation[edit | edit source]

English deposit
French dépôt
Spanish depósito
Italian deposito

Discussion[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Anon. 2000. “Deposit.” Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online. Los Angeles, CA: J. Paul Getty Trust.

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

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