height-to-paper

[ hahyt-tuh-pey-per ]
/ ˈhaɪt təˈpeɪ pər /
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noun Printing.

the standard height of type, measured from the foot to the face, in the U.S. 0.918 of an inch (2.33 cm).

Nearby words

  1. heigh,
  2. heigh-ho,
  3. height,
  4. height of contour,
  5. height of land,
  6. heighten,
  7. heighth,
  8. heightism,
  9. heilbronn,
  10. heiligenschein

Origin of height-to-paper

First recorded in 1765–75

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Examples from the Web for height-to-paper

  • Height-to-paper—The length of a type from top to bottom, including feet and face.

    Type|A. A. Stewart
  • The total length of a type, including feet and face, is its height-to-paper.

    Type|A. A. Stewart


British Dictionary definitions for height-to-paper

height-to-paper

noun

the overall height of printing plates and type, standardized as 0.9175 inch (Brit) and 0.9186 inch (US)
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