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Webster 1913 Edition


Printing

Print′ing

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Noun.
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.
Block printing
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See under
Block
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Printing frame
(Photog.)
,
a shallow box, usually having a glass front, in which prints are made by exposure to light.
Printing house
,
a printing office.
Printing ink
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ink used in printing books, newspapers, etc. It is composed of lampblack or ivory black mingled with linseed or nut oil, made thick by boiling and burning. Other ingredients are employed for the finer qualities.
Ure.
Printing office
,
a place where books, pamphlets, or newspapers, etc., are printed.
Printing paper
,
paper used in the printing of books, pamphlets, newspapers, and the like, as distinguished from writing paper, wrapping paper, etc.
Printing press
,
a press for printing, books, newspaper, handbills, etc.
Printing wheel
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a wheel with letters or figures on its periphery, used in machines for paging or numbering, or in ticket-printing machines, typewriters, etc.; a type wheel.

Webster 1828 Edition


Printing

PRINT'ING

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ppr.
Impressing letters,characters or figures on any thing; making marks or indentations.

PRINT'ING

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Noun.
The art or practice of impressing letters, characters or figures on paper, cloth or other material; the business of a printer; typography.

Definition 2022


printing

printing

English

Noun

printing (countable and uncountable, plural printings)

  1. (uncountable) The process or business of producing printed material by means of inked type and a printing press or similar technology.
  2. (uncountable) Material that has been printed.
  3. (countable) All the copies of a publication that have been printed in one batch.
  4. (uncountable) Written characters that are not joined up.

Translations

Verb

printing

  1. present participle of print
  2. To inadequately carry a concealed weapon such that its silhouette is visible on the person wearing it.