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Meaning of PRINTING

Pronunciation:  'printing

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the business of printing
  2. [n]  text handwritten in the style of printed matter
  3. [n]  all the copies of a work printed at one time; "they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies"
  4. [n]  reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication

PRINTING is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: impression, printing process
 See Also: business, business enterprise, carbon process, commercial enterprise, composition, edition, gravure, gravure, intaglio, intaglio printing, issue, letterpress, mackle, offset, offset printing, planographic printing, planography, process printing, proof, publication, publication, relief printing, test copy, typography, writing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Print"ing\, n.
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

{Block printing}. See under {Block}.

{Printing frame} (Photog.), a shallow box, usually having a
   glass front, in which prints are made by exposure to

{Printing house}, a printing office.

{Printing ink}, 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.

{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}, 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.