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overprint

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verb over·print \ˌō-vər-ˈprint\

Simple Definition of overprint

  • : to add something to (a picture, document, etc.) by printing

Full Definition of overprint

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to print over with something additional

1863

First Known Use of overprint

1863


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overprint

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noun over·print \ˈō-vər-ˌ\

Definition of overprint

  1. :  something added by or as if by overprinting; especially :  a printed marking added to a postage or revenue stamp especially to alter the original or to commemorate a special event



1876

First Known Use of overprint

1876


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