from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The art, process, or business of producing printed material by means of inked type and a printing press or by similar means.
- n. The act of one that prints.
- n. Matter that is printed.
- n. All the copies of a publication, such as a book, that are printed at one time.
- n. Written characters not connected to one another and resembling those appearing in print.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The process or business of producing printed material by means of inked type and a printing press or similar technology.
- n. Material that has been printed.
- n. All the copies of a publication that have been printed in one batch.
- n. Written characters that are not joined up.
- v. Present participle of print.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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 photographic prints.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In general, the art or process of making copies or superficial transfers by impression; the reproduction of designs, characters, etc., on an impressible surface by means of an ink or a pigment (generally oily) applied to the solid surface on which they are engraved or otherwise formed.
- n. The art or process of producing printed matter for reading (including illustrations, etc.) by composition and imposition of types, and their subjection when inked to pressure upon paper in a printing-press; the typographic art; typography in the fullest sense.
- n. In photography, the act or art of obtaining a positive photographic picture from a negative, or a picture in which the lights and shades are true to nature from one in which they are reversed. When based upon the properties of a salt of silver, such printing is called silver-printing, and similarly with other salts.
- n. In ceramics, the art of decorating pottery by means of transfers, either by paper printed with mineral colors or by sheets of gelatin printed in oil.
- n. Advertising-bills, posters, dodgers, window-bills, and the like.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
- n. all the copies of a work printed at one time
- n. the business of producing printed material for sale or distribution
- n. text handwritten in the style of printed matter
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