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Saturday, January 9

Skeuomorph

[SKYOO-oh-morf]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Greek, late 19th century

1.

An object or feature which imitates the design of a similar artifact made from another material.

2.

(Computing) An element of a graphical user interface which mimics a physical object.

Examples of Skeuomorph in a sentence

"The museum had several skueomorphs of original indigenous weaponry."

"I love a pen and paper but the notepad skeuomorph on my phone is handier."

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About Skeuomorph

Skeuomorph originated from the Greek words "skeuos" (container, implement) and "morphē" (form).

Did you Know?

Apple has incorporated skeuomorphs into much of the iPhone design. Your note-taking app is represented by a skeuomorph of a notepad, and the timer is a skeuomorph of a clock. This design element is everywhere!

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