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skeuomorph
[ SKYOO-uh-mawrf ]
Definition: a design on an object copied from a form of the object when made from another material or by other techniques.
– noun
an ornament or design on an object copied from a form of the object when made from another material or by other techniques, as an imitation metal rivet mark found on handles of prehistoric pottery.

Examples:
Skeuomorphs exist to make the population feel comfortable and assured of some cultural continuity — in architecture, a typical skeuomorph is a pseudo “Tudor” styled house in a suburban development.
– Bruce Sterling, “Web Semantics,” Wired , February 10, 2011
Such an object, in archaeological parlance, is a skeuomorph , a classic manifestation of technology as it leaves behind the realm of natural things.
– Timothy Taylor, The Artificial Ape , 2010

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