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)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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 See More

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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 6 Dec. 2022.

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