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  1. used or intended for setting type.

Origin of typesetting

First recorded in 1855–60; type + setting


verb (used with object), type·set, type·set·ting.
  1. to set (textual matter) in type.
  1. (of written, textual matter) set in type.

Origin of typeset

First recorded in 1865–70; back formation from typesetter
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verb -sets, -setting or -set
  1. (tr) printing to set (textual matter) in type
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