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Meaning of LINOTYPE

Pronunciation:  'lInu`tIp

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  (trade mark) a typesetting machine operated from a keyboard that casts an entire line as a single slug of metal

LINOTYPE is a 8 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: Linotype machine
 See Also: typesetting machine



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lin"o*type\, n. [See {Line}; {Type}.] (Print.)
(a) A kind of typesetting machine which produces castings,
    each of which corresponds to a line of separate types. By
    pressing upon keys like those of a typewriter the
    matrices for one line are properly arranged; the
    stereotype, or slug, is then cast and planed, and the
    matrices are returned to their proper places, the whole
    process being automatic.
(b) The slug produced by the machine, or matter composed in
    such lines. -- {Lin"o*typ`ist}, n.

Thesaurus Terms
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