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 for Artist''s proof
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Proof \Proof\, n. [OF. prove, proeve, F. preuve, fr. L. proba,
     fr. probare to prove. See Prove.]
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     1. Any effort, process, or operation designed to establish or
        discover a fact or truth; an act of testing; a test; a
        trial.
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              For whatsoever mother wit or art
              Could work, he put in proof.          --Spenser.
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              You shall have many proofs to show your skill.
                                                    --Ford.
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              Formerly, a very rude mode of ascertaining the
              strength of spirits was practiced, called the proof.
                                                    --Ure.
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     2. That degree of evidence which convinces the mind of any
        truth or fact, and produces belief; a test by facts or
        arguments that induce, or tend to induce, certainty of the
        judgment; conclusive evidence; demonstration.
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              I'll have some proof.                 --Shak.
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              It is no proof of a man's understanding to be able
              to confirm whatever he pleases.       --Emerson.
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     Note: Properly speaking, proof is the effect or result of
           evidence, evidence is the medium of proof. Cf.
           Demonstration, 1.
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     3. The quality or state of having been proved or tried;
        firmness or hardness that resists impression, or does not
        yield to force; impenetrability of physical bodies.
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     4. Firmness of mind; stability not to be shaken.
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     5. (Print.) A trial impression, as from type, taken for
        correction or examination; -- called also proof sheet.
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     6. (Math.) A process for testing the accuracy of an operation
        performed. Cf. Prove, v. t., 5.
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     7. Armor of excellent or tried quality, and deemed
        impenetrable; properly, armor of proof. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     Artist's proof, a very early proof impression of an
        engraving, or the like; -- often distinguished by the
        artist's signature.
  
     Proof reader, one who reads, and marks correction in,
        proofs. See def. 5, above.
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     Syn: Testimony; evidence; reason; argument; trial;
          demonstration. See Testimony.
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