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misprint

noun mis·print \ ˈmis-ˌprint \

Definition of misprint

plural misprints
1 : a mistake in printed text (such as a deviation from copy or a typographical error)
  • We all sadly know that misprints are inevitable nowadays … but there are so many here that one wonders if anyone attempted to proofread the book at all. Even the author's first name is misspelled on the title page.
  • —Steven Runciman
2 : a genetic mutation; specifically : a genetic mutation in which a nucleotide base in a codon has been replaced with a different nucleotide base
  • Gene therapy, getting under way in 47 trials worldwide, may ultimately prove to be the least toxic, most direct way to edit the misprints that cause cancer.
  • —Tim Friend

First Known Use of misprint

1782

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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misprint

verb mis·print \ ˌmis-ˈprint \

Definition of misprint

misprinted; misprinting
: to print (something, such as text) incorrectly
  • misprinted "father" as "fater" on page one …
  • —Ellen Pall

misprinted

play \ˌmis-ˈprin-təd\ adjective
    • a misprinted label

First Known Use of misprint

circa 1513

in the meaning defined above

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MISPRINT Defined for Kids

misprint

noun mis·print \ ˈmis-ˌprint \

Definition of misprint for Students

: a mistake in a word that has been printed

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