pho·​to·​type·​set·​ting ˌfō-tō-ˈtīp-ˌse-tiŋ How to pronounce phototypesetting (audio)
: photocomposition
especially : photocomposition done on a keyboard or tape-operated composing machine
phototypesetter noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The flagship product of Ideographix was the IPX, a computerized phototypesetting system that would change Chinese printing forever. Tom Mullaney, Quartz, 29 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of phototypesetting was in 1931

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“Phototypesetting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

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