from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The process of printing from a raised inked surface.
- n. Something printed in this fashion.
- n. Chiefly British The text, as of a book, distinct from illustrations or other ornamentation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The printing process in which ink is applied to the top surface of a raised image area, which is then pressed against paper to transfer the image.
- n. : printing directly from type, in distinction from printing from plates.
- n. a machine used for such printing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Print; letters and words impressed on paper or other material by types; -- often used of the reading matter in distinction from the illustrations.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Letters or words impressed on paper or other material from printing-types; printed text: so called when subordinate to or in contrast with illustrations.
- Consisting of, relating to, or employed in printing from types: as, letterpress printing.
- n. A press for copying letters by transfer; a copying-press.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. printing from a plate with raised characters
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