the design and production of publications by means of specialized software enabling a personal computer to generate typeset-quality text and graphics.
Also called computer-aided publishing.
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British Dictionary definitions for desktop publishing
a means of publishing reports, advertising, etc, to typeset quality using a desktop computerAbbreviation: DTP
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