Meaning of PRINTING in English

/prin"ting/ , n.

1. the art, process, or business of producing books, newspapers, etc., by impression from movable types, plates, etc.

2. the act of a person or thing that prints.

3. words, symbols, etc., in printed form.

4. printed material.

5. the total number of copies of a book or other publication printed at one time: The book had a first printing of 10,000.

6. writing in which the letters resemble printed ones.

[ 1350-1400; ME; see PRINT, -ING 1 ]

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