Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To print incorrectly.
  • n. An error in printing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An accidental mistake in print.
  • v. To make a misprint.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To print wrongly; to make a mistake in printing.
  • n. A mistake in printing; a deviation from the copy. Misprints are sometimes noted and corrected in a list of corrigenda distributed with a book.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make an error in printing (something); print wrong.
  • n. A mistake in printing; a typographical error.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. print incorrectly
  • n. a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind

Etymologies

mis- +‎ print (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A one-word misprint has cost Australia's Penguin group thousands of dollars.

    Stuff.co.nz - Stuff

  • Penguin Group Australia turns over $120 million a year from printing words but a one-word misprint has cost it dearly.

    Disinformation

  • Okay, I don't call the inclusion of four incorrect lines of type a "misprint," I call it an "editorial mistake," but I was disappointed - because, for once, I had a question.

    Darn.

  • The book is thirteen years old, and I'm still able to get first printings assuming that's not some kind of misprint as new items from our distributor.

    Archive 2006-06-18

  • Another kind of misprint which we see occasionally is the misplacement of some lines of type.

    Literary Blunders; A chapter in the "History of Human Error"

  • That's what they mean by "misprint", not a spelling mistake.

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  • I don't think the lottery corp would be so forgiving were I to pay for my ticket with a counterfeit bill claiming it was a "misprint".

    Top Stories - Google News

  • Accounts manager Tighe put the error down to a "misprint" but also admitted her CV was

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • Spore help forum by EA_Violet claims the promise of multiple accounts in the manual is a "misprint" that will be changed in future printings.

    The Escapist : Latest News

  • An EA rep on the Spore forums termed it a "misprint" in the manual.

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