Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Belated Friday word: Skeuomorph

Many apologies for my tardiness!

Skeuomorph \ˈskyüəˌmrf\


“A design feature copied from a similar artifact in another material, even when not functionally necessary.” For example, rivets on jeans, copper color on pennies, the shutter sound on a digital camera, and the pointless handle above."

(From an online list of "25 things you didn't know had names")

Etymology: Gk skeuos vessel, implement + E -morph; akin to OE hēgan to perform, achieve, ON heyja to perform, and prob. to Russ kutit' to carouse

Tags: greek, noun, s, wordsmith: med_cat

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