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relief

noun (RAISED AREA)    /rɪˈliːf/
[U] a method of raising shapes above a flat surface so that they appear to stand out slightly from it: Coins have pictures on them in relief.Sculpture [C] specialized art a sculpture made from a flat surface in which the forms are raised above the surface: stone reliefsSculpture
(Definition of relief noun (RAISED AREA) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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