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print·​out ˈprint-ˌau̇t How to pronounce printout (audio)
: a printed record produced automatically (as by a computer)

print out

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printed out; printing out; prints out

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
Online comment forms or printout copies of the form can be submitted to the Arkansas Department of Transportation, Environmental Division, 10324 Interstate 30, Little Rock, AR 72209. Danny Shameer,, 21 Mar. 2024 Dua Lipa can’t stop staring at the giant printout of her Radical Optimism album cover art. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 19 Mar. 2024 Mathematicians received hundreds of letters, eager requests for printouts of the set. Quanta Magazine, 26 Jan. 2024 Founded by Oliver Knowles, Will Rose, James Sadri and Ben Stewart, Led By Donkeys was established in 2018 initially as an anti-Brexit group and began their activism pasting giant printouts of politicians’ tweets on existing billboards. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 19 June 2023 Inside, there were printouts of 79 pages of Florida law and statute that told her how to think about what students should and should not read. Ruby Cramer, Washington Post, 11 Nov. 2023 However, the enchantment quickly dissipated as the reading commenced and I was handed a 33-page printout, which the astrologer read aloud. WIRED, 5 Oct. 2023 In the radio booth, Steiner and Monday keep their laptop computers on, even amid printouts of all kinds of statistics. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 20 Sep. 2023 Jenny proudly showed me a printout of her latest cognition-test report. Robert Kolker, New York Times, 20 July 2023
Working late at night with practically no supervision, Teixeira was able to copy classified information by hand or print out documents and remove them from his workplace, the inspector general found. Aaron Schaffer, Washington Post, 21 Mar. 2024 Simply print out the template, color the design, fold the card in half, and write a heartfelt note inside. Nicole Harris, Parents, 20 Mar. 2024 For most users, the best smartphone camera has to be ample enough that its photos are shareable on social media or printed out and hung up on the wall with little editing beforehand. Florence Ion / Gizmodo, Quartz, 9 Mar. 2024 Then, reach out to the FDA’s MedWatch program, either by filling out an online report or download and print out a reporting form, then fax it to 800-332-0178. David J. Neal, Miami Herald, 1 Feb. 2024 The presentation featured 29 slides explaining various plot points and scenes throughout the movie, printed out and organized in order. Angela Yang, NBC News, 10 Jan. 2024 Keep cash on hand, print out important documents and maybe consider keeping that old landline. USA TODAY, 23 Feb. 2024 Alternatively, printing out stickers with different colors and designs for each year and month would be costly, and increase the complexity of inventory and sticker management, Schmelzer said. Journal Sentinel, 12 Jan. 2024 These are emailed to you, then must be printed out and returned in the postage paid envelope that came with your mail ballot. Calmatters, The Mercury News, 12 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use


circa 1884, in the meaning defined above


1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of printout was circa 1884

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“Printout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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1 of 2 noun
print·​out ˈprint-ˌau̇t How to pronounce printout (audio)
: a printed record produced by a computer

print out

2 of 2 verb
: to produce a printed record of

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