type·​set ˈtīp-ˌset How to pronounce typeset (audio)
typeset; typesetting

transitive verb

: to set in type : compose

Examples of typeset in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Previously, newspapers and books were typeset by hand—letter by letter, word by word, line by line, using the 15th-century technology developed by the German printer and inventor Johannes Gutenberg. Nick Yetto, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Mar. 2022 The article was edited, typeset and sent to Pearson for proofreading, as was the usual progression of events. The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 Feb. 2022 While most books are typeset using proportionate typography, allotting each character space in accordance with its width, monospaced fonts give each character, whether a lowly period or an initial capital, an equal span. Julian Lucas, The New Yorker, 13 Dec. 2021 Like many results in science, this one was a long time comin' from muddy boots to typeset black lines. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Sep. 2020 When Zohre took her daughter to the office, Humar watched Uighur staff carefully typeset the Uighur alphabet, a modified Arabic script, to produce the Uighur edition, which carried mostly translations of articles written by Han journalists. New York Times, 29 Jan. 2020 The Linotype machine was a hot metal line system for typesetting a line at a time instead of the earlier method of putting one letter at a time down for printing. Lyndi McNulty, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 14 Aug. 2019 These were published in BOMB and appear in Screen Tests, but they were typeset by Olson and photographed as artworks included in the show. Tobias Carroll, Longreads, 25 July 2019 Next week’s Invitational will go online a day early, on Wednesday, July 3, since the Arts & Style section of the Sunday print paper will be typeset that day as well. Washington Post, 27 June 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of typeset was in 1945

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“Typeset.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typeset. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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