printing

[ prin-ting ]
/ ˈprɪn tɪŋ /

noun

the art, process, or business of producing books, newspapers, etc., by impression from movable types, plates, etc.
the act of a person or thing that prints.
words, symbols, etc., in printed form.
printed material.
the total number of copies of a book or other publication printed at one time: The book had a first printing of 10,000.
writing in which the letters resemble printed ones.

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Origin of printing

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at print, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM printing

non·print·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for printing

printing
/ (ˈprɪntɪŋ) /

noun

  1. the process, business, or art of producing printed matter
  2. (as modifier)printing ink
printed text
Also called: impression all the copies of a book or other publication printed at one time
a form of writing in which letters resemble printed letters
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