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).
Assume vs. Presume
The words assume and presume both mean that you take something for granted as being true, but the difference is based on how certain you are. Assume is typically used in situations where someone takes something as the truth with a very low level of certainty or with no proof at all. Presume usually involves a higher level of certainty and is used in situations …
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Origin of page proof
First recorded in 1880–85
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Historical Examples of page proof
When this page-proof returns to the composing-room, and the final corrections are made in the types, they are sent to the foundry.