pho·​to·​type·​set·​ting | \ ˌfō-tō-ˈtīp-ˌse-tiŋ How to pronounce phototypesetting (audio) \

Definition of phototypesetting

: photocomposition especially : photocomposition done on a keyboard or tape-operated composing machine

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phototypesetter \ ˌfō-​tō-​ˈtīp-​ˌse-​tər How to pronounce phototypesetting (audio) \ noun

Examples of phototypesetting in a Sentence

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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First Known Use of phototypesetting

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 28 Sep. 2021.

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