printing

noun print·ing \ ˈprin-tiŋ \
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of printing

1 : the act or product of one that prints
2 : reproduction in printed form
3 : the art, practice, or business of a printer
4 : impression 4c
5 printings plural : paper to be printed on

Examples of printing in a Sentence

  1. The book is already in its second printing, and a third printing is scheduled for later this year.

  2. The book has had two printings of 100,000 copies each.

  3. Her printing is very neat.

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First Known Use of printing

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PRINTING Defined for English Language Learners

printing

Definition of printing for English Language Learners

  • : the process of producing books, magazines, etc. by using machinery

  • : the act or process of printing a set number of copies of a book at one time

  • : handwriting that uses separate letters that do not join together


PRINTING Defined for Kids

printing

noun print·ing \ ˈprin-tiŋ \

Definition of printing for Students

1 : the art, practice, or business of making copies of text and images
2 : writing that uses separate letters


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