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Chipping is the separation of small pieces from the object (AAT 2004).

Imageof how chipping affects ceramics.

Related Terms[edit | edit source]

crack; flaking; loss

Synonyms in English[edit | edit source]

flake, crack

Translation[edit | edit source]

English chipping
Spanish desportillado
Dutch bikken, gebikt

Discussion[edit | edit source]

Chipping takes place when a piece of an object has come off with a rather sharp/pointed edge. These chips are often caused by cracking that connects several parts of the object's surface together to the point that there is nothing holding the chip to the object.

Chipping can take place in almost any type of object, however common ones are glass, wood, masonry, or other harder substances.

References[edit | edit source]

Chipping. 2004. Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online. Getty Research Institute. (accessed March 22, 2015).

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