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English noun: carving

1. carving (artifact) a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape


Broader (hypernym)sculpture


Narrower (hyponym)cinquefoil, glyptic art, glyptography, scrimshaw, vermiculation, woodcarving

2. carving (act) removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape


Synonymscutting


Broader (hypernym)creating by removal


Narrower (hyponym)petroglyph, truncation

3. carving (act) creating figures or designs in three dimensions


Synonymssculpture


Broader (hypernym)art, artistic creation, artistic production, beaux arts, fine arts


Narrower (hyponym)modeling, modelling, molding, moulding









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