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


She gave me a printout of the directions.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

All the printouts were given to the people in them. Rubén Rosario, Twin Cities, "Rosario: Pictures are worth more than a thousand words on this humanitarian border trip," 13 July 2019 There are lists of contest winners from years past, photos of fire engines and military flyovers, and printouts of old articles. Libby Solomon,, "March on: Quest tries to pinpoint age of Towson Fourth of July parade," 2 July 2019 Krug says the printouts are as readable as the original emails. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Legislator must provide emails in electronic form under Open Records law, Appeals Court rules," 5 June 2019 Punch cards were fed into computers, the info arriving hours or days later, in heaps of printouts., "The hard-charging space program: Breakthroughs, breakdowns and breakneck," 27 June 2019 Then bookmark the relevant document on your smartphone and to be extra-safe, bring a printout, too. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, "Papers, please! Don't let travel document problems ground your next vacation," 7 June 2019 At the firehouse after hours of work at ground zero, O'Connell saw a printout with the names of the dead. Ray Sanchez, CNN, "These are some of the 9/11 first responders who brought Jon Stewart to tears," 15 June 2019 To see whether knowledge of the arrest caused bias, Dror and Hampikian gave the printouts to 17 experts unconnected with the case and told them nothing about the suspect. Douglas Starr, Science | AAAS, "This psychologist explains why people confess to crimes they didn’t commit," 13 June 2019 Make printouts of the appropriate pages and take them with you. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, "Papers, please! Don't let travel document problems ground your next vacation," 7 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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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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