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Etching may refer to:
- Etching, a printmaking technique in art
- Glass etching, a glass decoration technique
- Industrial etching, or chemical milling, chemical etching in manufacturing and industry
- Photochemical machining, with chemicals, using a photoresist
- Etching (microfabrication), a process in producing microelectronics
- Ion track etching
- Unwanted glass etching done by dishwashers
Most of the above can be called chemical etching, though the term is mostly used for industrial etching. An etcher is most likely to mean a printmaker. An etchant (sometimes mordant) is any chemical used to etch, but probably refers to an industrial process.
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