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noun Printing.
a slab, formerly of stone but now usually of metal, on which pages of type or plates are imposed and on which type correcting in the page is done.
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Also called imposing table.

Origin of imposing stone

First recorded in 1720–30
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noun
printing a flat hard surface upon which pages printed from hot metal are imposed
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