Meaning of PRINTER in English

— printerlike , adj.

/prin"teuhr/ , n.

1. a person or thing that prints, esp. a person whose occupation is printing.

2. Computers. an output device that produces a paper copy of alphanumeric or graphic data.

3. an instrument that automatically records telegraphic messages by means of a printing mechanism activated by incoming signals.

4. Motion Pictures. a photographic machine through which either the negative or positive of a master print can be run, together with unexposed film, to make a duplicate.

[ 1495-1505; PRINT + -ER 1 ]

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