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 If something seems off, financially or otherwise, trust your instincts: Document interactions in a detailed log, screenshot texts, and keep emails—both online and printouts—in a safe space. Glamour, "Thinking About Getting Divorced? Consider This Your Financial Road Map," 5 Nov. 2019 According to the complaint, one printout stated that an account had a balance of more than $97,000 in December 2018, but when authorities reviewed the account for that time period the balance was less than $90. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, "Iowa man accused of murdering wife of 42 years after she questioned him on finances," 30 Oct. 2019 The branch manager printed out loan payments beginning in 2004; the printout also showed the $25 fee each month beginning in 2018. cleveland, "Variable-rate equity loan requires monitoring to avoid fees: Money Matters," 27 Oct. 2019 Have your tiles handy to lay down next to the grout line printout for a fairly accurate representation of the finished product. Kelly Dawson, House Beautiful, "How to Choose the Perfect Grout Color for Your Tile," 30 Sep. 2019 The computer printouts inside were from the prison website and the court docket., "is because you’re. . . . focusing on the negative.”," 26 Sep. 2019 Patients asserted autonomy, brandishing internet printouts at doctors. New York Times, "How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States," 23 Sep. 2019 In situations where asynchronous communication is clearly preferable—broadcasting an announcement, say, or delivering a document—e-mails are superior to messengered printouts. Cal Newport, The New Yorker, "Was E-mail a Mistake?," 6 Aug. 2019 Rather, Krug effectively indicated that the paper printouts were 'good enough' to satisfy Lueders’ second, enhanced open records request. 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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circa 1884, in the meaning defined above


1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Printout.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 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) \

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: a printed copy produced by a computer

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