[verb ree-print; noun ree-print]

verb (used with object)

to print again; print a new impression of.


a reproduction in print of matter already printed.
an offprint.
a new impression, without alteration, of a book or other printed work.
Philately. an impression from the original plate after the issuance of a stamp has ceased and its use for postage has been voided.

Origin of reprint

First recorded in 1545–55; re- + print
Related formsre·print·er, nounmis·re·print, verb (used with object)un·re·print·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun (ˈriːˌprɪnt)

a reproduction in print of any matter already published; offprint
a reissue of a printed work using the same type, plates, etc, as the original

verb (riːˈprɪnt)

(tr) to print again
Derived Formsreprinter, noun
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Word Origin and History for reprint

1550s, from re- "back, again" + print (v.). Related: Reprinted; reprinting.


1610s, from reprint (v.).

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