- any of various kinds of printed material that qualifies for a special postal rate.
- 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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Examples from the Web for printed matter
Mailing these things out by printed-matter, fourth class mail costs 7-1/2 cents.Checklist
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