Meaning of PRINTING in English

/ ˈprɪntɪŋ; NAmE / noun


[ U ] the act of producing letters, pictures, patterns, etc. on sth by pressing a surface covered with ink against it :

the invention of printing

the printing trade

colour printing


[ C ] the act of printing a number of copies of a book at one time :

The book is in its sixth printing.


[ U ] a type of writing when you write all the letters separately and do not join them together

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.