type·​set·​ting | \ ˈtīp-ˌse-tiŋ How to pronounce typesetting (audio) \

Definition of typesetting

: the process of setting material in type or into a form to be used in printing also : the process of producing graphic matter (as through a computer system)

Examples of typesetting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Levin’s father, who had programmed computers for the Soviet weather service, landed a job at Compugraphic, a typesetting company. Matthew Hutson, The New Yorker, 3 May 2021 Using vintage typesetting and printing equipment, Red Dragonfly served as the press-in-residence at the Anderson Center, Red Wing's artist haven. Rachel Hutton, Star Tribune, 14 Apr. 2021 Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Chase Peterson-withorn, Forbes, 6 Apr. 2021 On November 22, 1820, the New York Evening Post ran a perfunctory book ad that was none too particular in its typesetting: WILEY & HALSTED, No. 3 Wall street, have just received SYMZONIA, or a voyage to the internal world, by capt. Paul Collins, The New Yorker, 28 Nov. 2020 Mattern breaks down the accessible design choices made on screen: Arial font, intermittent use of all capital letters, dramatic typesetting. Clay Chandler, Fortune, 21 Apr. 2020 Eventually syndicates began providing thin metal stereotype plates, or the lightweight casts used to make them, called matrices, which let publishers skip the typesetting process altogether. Julia Guarneri, Smithsonian, 31 Oct. 2019 Lorem Ipsum’s been the norm in printing and typesetting since the 1500s, when an anonymous printer used it to show different type fonts. Rob Weinberg, Pomerado News, 14 June 2018 His father, who is retired, was the owner of National Electronic Type, a typesetting company, also in Topeka. Jessica Morris, New York Times, 22 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of typesetting

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of typesetting was in 1846

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“Typesetting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typesetting. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of typesetting

: the process or job of arranging type for printing


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