printed matter


Definition of printed matter

: matter printed by any of various mechanical processes that is eligible for mailing at a special rate

Examples of printed matter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Riffing off that collective nature, Laila will this month launch, a new site selling fashion-centric printed matter: magazines, photography and art books, catalogs, invitation cards, and more. Monica Kim, Vogue, "Why Tokyo’s Top Vintage Shop Is Now Printing Archival Fashion Books, Starting With Raf," 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of printed matter

1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Printed matter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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