type·​set·​ting ˈtīp-ˌse-tiŋ How to pronounce typesetting (audio)
: 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 PostScript has taken the mystique out of typesetting while creating a whole new skill set for designers and graphics artists. Michael J. Miller, PCMAG, 25 Aug. 2023 Users relied on either a screechy dot-matrix printer, with its pixelated text, or a specialized typesetting machine, which could cost $10,000 and take up most of a room. Clay Risen, New York Times, 25 Aug. 2023 The article passed review and editing at the Times, the typesetting ready to roll. Aryeh Neier, The New York Review of Books, 22 June 2023 The traditional letterpress printing shop specializes in a wide variety of printing services, including numbering, die cutting, imprinting, typesetting, scoring, perforating and general printing. John Benson, cleveland, 16 Aug. 2023 Like card suits, logic and math notation, and certain map and public safety symbols, the people who designed computer fonts knew users were likely to need these special characters to put into newspaper chess columns, for example, or for the actual printing of maps without separate typesetting. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 1 Oct. 2020 As a magazine publisher familiar with the travails of manual typesetting and longhand bookkeeping, the Brand of the early 1980s found word processors and spreadsheets the most immediately mind-blowing feature of PCs. Benjamin Kunkel, The New Republic, 14 June 2022 Typical gigs on sites like Fiverr, UpWork, Flexjobs, etc. include WordPress coding, website design, graphic design, mobile app development and typesetting. Terry Rybolt, Forbes, 23 May 2022 There were no computers, no CNN, no electronic typesetting, no e-mail and no satellite transmissions. Jim Minter, ajc, 6 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 22 May. 2024.

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