printing

  • 1Printing — is a process for reproducing text and image, typically with ink on paper using a printing press. It is often carried out as a large scale industrial process, and is an essential part of publishing and transaction printing.HistoryWoodblock… …

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  • 2Printing — 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 producing… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3printing — print‧ing [ˈprɪntɪŋ] noun COMMERCE 1. [uncountable] the work of producing books, newspapers etc on a machine that puts words, numbers, pictures etc onto the surface of paper: • Thomson is a printing and publishing concern. • The firm has access… …

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  • 4Printing —    Printing arrived in the late 15th century. Thomas van der Noot published several works from 1508 to 1520. Following the city s designation as capital (1531) the need to publish official documents encouraged printing operations. In 1557, Michel …

    Historical Dictionary of Brussels

  • 5Printing in — Print ing in (Photog.) A process by which cloud effects or other features not in the original negative are introduced into a photograph. Portions, such as the sky, are covered while printing and the blank space thus reserved is filled in by… …

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  • 6printing — [pʀintiŋ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1932; angl. printing « impression, imprimerie », de to print « imprimer ». ❖ ♦ Anglic. Techn. Appareil de transmission télégraphique permettant la frappe directe des dépêches dans les récepteurs des agences de presse,… …

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  • 7printing — index publication (printed matter), script Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 8printing — *edition, impression, reprinting, reissue …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9printing — ► NOUN 1) the production of books, newspapers, etc. 2) a single impression of a book. 3) handwriting in which the letters are written separately …

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  • 10printing — [print′iŋ] n. 1. the act of a person or thing that prints 2. the production of printed matter 3. the art of a printer 4. something printed; esp., a reprint, revision, or edition, as of a book 5. IMPRESSION (sense 7c) 6. written let …

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  • 11printing — /prin ting/, n. 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.… …

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  • 12printing — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Process of producing impressions Nouns 1. printing; typography, stereotype, electrotype; block printing; lithography, chromolithography, planography, collotype; offset, letterpress, gravure, rotogravure …

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  • 13Printing — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Printing >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 printing printing Sgm: N 1 block printing block printing type printing Sgm: N 1 plate printing plate printing &c.???engraving ???>558 Sgm: N 1 the press the press… …

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  • 14printing */*/ — UK [ˈprɪntɪŋ] / US noun Word forms printing : singular printing plural printings 1) a) [uncountable] the process of making books, newspapers etc, using a printing press to put words and pictures onto paper b) [only before noun] relating to… …

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  • 15printing — print|ing [ˈprıntıŋ] n 1.) [U] the act or process of making a book, magazine, etc using a machine that puts ink onto paper ▪ the invention of printing ▪ the printing industry ▪ a printing error 2.) an act of printing a number of copies of a book… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16printing — print|ing [ prıntıŋ ] noun ** 1. ) uncount the process of making books, newspapers, etc., using a PRINTING PRESS to put words and pictures onto paper a ) only before noun relating to printing: the printing trade/industry new printing processes 2 …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English