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)

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Recent Examples on the Web Mattern breaks down the accessible design choices made on screen: Arial font, intermittent use of all capital letters, dramatic typesetting. Clay Chandler, Fortune, "As the pandemic rages, designers race to create more face masks and shields," 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, "How Syndicated Columns, Comics and Stories Forever Changed the News Media," 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, "Mr. Marketing: A tastier Lorem Ipsum text," 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, "Jessica Morris, Graham Garlinghouse," 22 Apr. 2018 His enthusiasm for new technology led to investments in a money-losing typesetting machine. Richard Gunderman, Smithsonian, "For Mark Twain, It Was Love At First Sight," 13 Feb. 2018 Twain made many poor investments in his time, at one time losing him hundreds of thousands of dollars (on an automatic typesetting piece). Logan Sykes, Town & Country, "Happy 180th Birthday, Mark Twain! 16 Facts You Need to Know About The Author," 30 Nov. 2015 After the day’s work was done, Deford fell into the habit of going along with the newspaper’s typesetting and printing men to a workingman’s bar down by the docks. Nicholas Dawidoff, The New Yorker, "Postscript: Frank Deford," 30 May 2017 Collender: Dead on arrival, dead before printing, dead before typesetting, etc. Chris Cillizza, CNN, "Donald Trump's budget: '2+2 = 7'," 23 May 2017

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First Known Use of typesetting

1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Typesetting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typesetting. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of typesetting

: the process or job of arranging type for printing

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