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printed matter

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noun
  1. any of various kinds of printed material that qualifies for a special postal rate.
  2. a classification of international mail consisting of such items, including catalogs and circulars.

Origin of printed matter

First recorded in 1875–80
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  • Mailing these things out by printed-matter, fourth class mail costs 7-1/2 cents.

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