news·​print | \ˈnüz-ˌprint, ˈnyüz-\

Definition of newsprint 

: paper made chiefly from groundwood pulp and used mostly for newspapers

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Hill, a member of the L.A. arts scene of the 1970s, puts together materials such as fabric, paper, newsprint and thread to create collaged, abstract works that ride the dividing line between painting and textile. Carolina A. Miranda,, "Datebook: Baskets inspired by math, iconic Los Angeles images and photos of people getting expressive," 24 May 2018 Trump has imposed tariffs on Canadian lumber and paper, raising the cost of newsprint for American newspapers. John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Trump's global trade war expected to inflict economic causalities in Wisconsin and across nation," 10 July 2018 Among the products affected were steel, aluminum and newsprint. Corilyn Shropshire,, "Rough week for Illinois businesses as more tariffs loom," 2 July 2018 After labor costs, newsprint is the second largest cost for newspapers. William Thornton,, "Robert Aderholt has 'real concerns' about newsprint tariff," 27 Apr. 2018 The newspapers preferred to stay within a block of the railroad tracks for easy unloading of newsprint. Pete Corson, ajc, "Photos: Former Atlanta Constitution and Journal buildings," 14 June 2018 At the lower speed, the company can separate newsprint and office paper that is fetching $70 a ton overseas from less-valuable paper such as magazines and catalogs. Bob Tita, WSJ, "‘We Got Lazy’: U.S. Recyclers Try Cleaning Up Their Scrap," 6 June 2018 The newsprint the company buys all comes from Canada. NBC News, "U.S. publishers worry about pricier newsprint with new tariffs," 12 Apr. 2018 The newsprint tariffs are a heavy new tax on struggling businesses and an unjustified burden on a cherished institution, the American newspaper. Steve Forbes, WSJ, "Trump’s Newsprint Tariff Is a Tax on America’s Free Press," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of newsprint

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of newsprint was in 1909

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English Language Learners Definition of newsprint

: the thin paper that is used for newspapers

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