print·​out | \ ˈprint-ˌau̇t How to pronounce printout (audio) \

Definition of printout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a printed record produced automatically (as by a computer)

print out

printed out; printing out; prints out

Definition of print out (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to make a printout of

Examples of printout in a Sentence

Noun She gave me a printout of the directions.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Each paper summary printout will have a QR code above the results that will be read by a tabulation machine, and voters simply have to trust that the code accurately reflects their vote. Washington Post, "Georgia’s new voting machines certified by the state," 10 Aug. 2019 By the 1990s, the company’s work crews were hanging those spaces with vinyl printouts. Austen Hufford, WSJ, "Companies Ramp Up Worker-Retraining Efforts," 2 Sep. 2018 The bill initially would have required businesses by 2022 to provide customers electronic receipts unless a paper printout was requested. Los Angeles Times, "Long paper receipts can stay for now, as California lawmakers reject ban," 30 Aug. 2019 In the court file for his last battle over visitation rights, there is a printout of what are labeled documents Van Spronsen gave to his son. Erik Lacitis, The Seattle Times, "‘I’m friendly with death’: The man killed outside Tacoma ICE detention center had a complex life," 21 July 2019 Reuters A labor leader at the budget airline of Hong Kong’s flagship carrier was called in to a meeting and shown printouts of her Facebook posts. Jane Li, Quartz, "A Cathay Pacific labor leader was fired for her Facebook posts on Hong Kong’s protests," 23 Aug. 2019 Last year, on a trip back to China, Xu brought a suitcase packed with hundreds of printouts of his photographs. Eren Orbey, The New Yorker, "A Chinese Photographer’s Secret Installations Inside His Parents’ Home," 4 Aug. 2019 Punch cards were fed into computers, the info arriving hours or days later, in heaps of printouts. Karen Heller, Washington Post, "The hard-charging space program: Breakthroughs, breakdowns and breakneck," 18 June 2019 Lueders also paid for copies of some of those printouts. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Legislator must provide emails in electronic form under Open Records law, Appeals Court rules," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of printout


circa 1884, in the meaning defined above


1953, in the meaning defined above

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11 Oct 2019

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English Language Learners Definition of printout

: a copy of a document produced by a printer


print·​out | \ ˈprint-ˌau̇t How to pronounce printout (audio) \

Kids Definition of printout

: a printed copy produced by a computer

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