printing press


Definition of printing press

: a machine that produces printed copies

Examples of printing press in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Times changed even more: The printing press operations moved out of the city, along with the truck operations, so there were fewer customers. Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Mar. 2022 An investigation is underway after a man died Wednesday after he became trapped under an industrial printing press, according to reports. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 3 Mar. 2022 The trial is taking place in Virginia because The Post’s printing press and online servers are in Fairfax County. Washington Post, 25 Apr. 2022 The arrival of the printing press was a complicated milestone for scientific communication. Amy Brady, Scientific American, 1 Apr. 2022 The Union’s relative success owed much to Congress’s decision to enact comprehensive federal taxes rather than, as in the South, relying almost exclusively on the printing press. Roger Lowenstein, WSJ, 4 Mar. 2022 The scribes have been displaced by the printing press! Brad Federman, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2022 To lessen the debt burden, governments run the printing press, creating new money instead of enacting unpopular spending cuts or tax hikes. Alexander William Salter, National Review, 17 Feb. 2022 Per Driscoll, the situation in Ireland was a bit different, since the arrival of the printing press had virtually no effect on Irish literature. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 21 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of printing press

1578, in the meaning defined above

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15 May 2022

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“Printing press.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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: a machine that makes copies of text and images

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