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Bas`-re*lief" (&?;), n. [F. bas- relief; bas low + relief raised work, relever to raise: cf. It. bassorilievo.] Low relief; sculpture, the figures of which project less than half of their true proportions; -- called also bass-relief and basso-rilievo. See Alto- rilievo.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Bas-relief (i. e. low relief) a term applied to figures very slightly projected from the ground.
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