printing press

printing press
noun Date: 1578 a machine that produces printed copies

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Printing press — Printing Print ing, n. The act, art, or practice of impressing letters, characters, or figures on paper, cloth, or other material; the business of a printer, including typesetting and presswork, with their adjuncts; typography; also, the act of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • printing press — printing ,press noun count a machine that is used for printing newspapers, books, magazines, etc …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • printing press — ► NOUN ▪ a machine for printing from type or plates …   English terms dictionary

  • printing press — n. a machine for printing from inked type, plates, or rolls …   English World dictionary

  • Printing press — For the history and technology of movable type, see Movable type. Printing press from 1811, exhibited in Munich, Germany …   Wikipedia

  • printing press — a machine, as a cylinder press or rotary press, for printing on paper or the like from type, plates, etc. [1580 90] * * * ▪ printing       machine by which images are transferred to paper by means of ink.       Although movable type, as well as… …   Universalium

  • printing press — noun a machine used for printing • Syn: ↑press • Hypernyms: ↑machine • Hyponyms: ↑flatbed press, ↑cylinder press, ↑rotary press, ↑standing press …   Useful english dictionary

  • printing press — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms printing press : singular printing press plural printing presses a machine that is used for printing newspapers, books, magazines etc …   English dictionary

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