What does misprint mean?

Definitions for misprint
ˈmɪsˌprɪnt, mɪsˈprɪnt; mɪsˈprɪntmis·print

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misprint, erratum, typographical error, typo, literal error, literalverb

    a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind

  2. misprintverb

    print incorrectly


  1. misprintnoun

    A mistake in printing; a deviation from the copy; as, a book full of misprints. Misprints are sometimes noted and corrected in a list of corrigenda distributed with a book.


  1. misprintnoun

    An accidental mistake in print.

    When I wrote to you saying "You're going to catch a cod if you spend all night fishing", there was a misprint. I meant to say "You're going to catch a cold."

  2. misprintverb

    To make a misprint.

    I misprinted his name on the invitation. He's called James, not Jambes.


  1. misprint

    A typographical error (often shortened to typo), also called a misprint, is a mistake (such as a spelling mistake) made in the typing of printed (or electronic) material. Historically, this referred to mistakes in manual type-setting (typography). Technically, the term includes errors due to mechanical failure or slips of the hand or finger, but excludes errors of ignorance, such as spelling errors, or changing and misuse of words such as "than" and "then". Before the arrival of printing, the copyist's mistake or scribal error was the equivalent for manuscripts. Most typos involve simple duplication, omission, transposition, or substitution of a small number of characters. Fat finger or fat-finger syndrome (especially in the financial sector) is a slang term referring to an unwanted secondary action when typing. When a finger is bigger than the touch zone, with touchscreens or keyboards, there can be inaccuracy and one may hit two keys in a single keystroke. An example is buckled instead of bucked, due to the "L" key being next to the "K" key on the QWERTY keyboard, the most common keyboard for Latin-script alphabets.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Misprintverb

    to print wrong

  2. Misprintnoun

    a mistake in printing; a deviation from the copy; as, a book full of misprints

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Misprint

    mis-print′, v.t. to print wrong.—n. a mistake in printing.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of misprint in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of misprint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of misprint in a Sentence

  1. Karl Baxter:

    There have been a lot of responses from Britney fans, particularly on Twitter, where #freebrittany started trending as soon as the news broke, it seems that despite the misprint, people are still really keen to invest in a t-shirt and helps us donate to the cause. We have been pleasantly surprised with the reaction.

  2. Mark Twain:

    Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

  3. Susan Petrocelli:

    Los Osos High School is taking every step possible to correct and investigate a regrettable misprint discovered in the yearbook. We sincerely apologize.

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