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page proof

a trial proof printed from type that has been made up in page form, usually after galley corrections have been made, but before plates are made.
Compare proof (def 12).
Origin of page proof
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • If, however, there are errors, note is made of it in the margin on the page proof.

    The Blue Birds' Winter Nest Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • The reason for this extreme carefulness is that it costs much less to make changes in the galley proof than in the "page proof."

    Makers of Many Things Eva March Tappan

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