Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To print incorrectly.
  • noun An error in printing.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An accidental mistake in print.
  • verb To make a misprint.

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

  • verb print incorrectly
  • noun a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind

Etymologies

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mis- +‎ print

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Examples

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

    Disinformation majestic 2010

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

    Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2010

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

    Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2010

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

    Disinformation majestic 2010

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-04-01 Lisa Hirsch 2009

  • 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. Lisa Hirsch 2009

  • 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 2006

  • 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 2006

  • 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" 1893

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

    Literary Blunders Henry Benjamin Wheatley 1877

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