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typeface

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noun
  1. face(defs 19b, c).
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Origin of typeface

First recorded in 1900–05; type + face
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typeface

noun
  1. another name for face (def. 17)
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Word Origin and History for typeface

n.

also type-face, 1873, from type (n.) + face (n.).

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