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[ prin-ting ]


  1. the art, process, or business of producing books, newspapers, etc., by impression from movable types, plates, etc.
  2. the act of a person or thing that prints.
  3. words, symbols, etc., in printed form.
  4. printed material.
  5. the total number of copies of a book or other publication printed at one time:

    The book had a first printing of 10,000.

  6. writing in which the letters resemble printed ones.


/ ˈprɪntɪŋ /


    1. the process, business, or art of producing printed matter
    2. ( as modifier )

      printing ink

  1. printed text
  2. Also calledimpression all the copies of a book or other publication printed at one time
  3. a form of writing in which letters resemble printed letters

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  • non·printing adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of printing1

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; print, -ing 1

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Example Sentences

How 3D printing is revolutionizing the housing industry Khosla was drawn to the Mighty Buildings’ innovative approach.

Here’s what to consider when looking for a new printing pal.

We may see more wine lists on tablets, which will reduce printing costs for restaurants and make our experience more interactive, though not necessarily with a person.

In the development of modern fine printing, no one was more influential than multitalented William Morris, who in 1891 founded the Kelmscott Press.

One way to solve this challenge is the 3-D printing of homes.

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Using standard methods, the cost of printing DNA could run upwards of a billion dollars or more, depending on the strand.

Consumers are also gaining the ability to take the designs into their own hands as 3D printing becomes more accessible.

For as much as Walter was a maniac, he was at the forefront of printing art.

With 3D printing you can continue to use the file and update.

The entire process of preplanning and printing the hand, brackets, and cuffs takes just over a day.

Edwin Clayhanger invited me to go over the printing-works at half-past six, and it's twenty-five minutes to seven now.

They ran side by side across the yard to a roofed flight of steps that led to the printing-office.

Two days later he walked into the office of the printing firm with which he had been in correspondence.

The designs of Russia have long been proverbial; but the exercise of the new art of printing may assign them new features.

This book occasioned some prelates to say that they must root out printing or printing would root out them.


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