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ˈplæt nplat·en

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. platennoun

    work table of a machine tool

  2. platennoun

    the flat plate of a printing press that presses the paper against the type

  3. platennoun

    the roller on a typewriter against which the keys strike

Wiktionary

  1. platennoun

    The part of a printing press which presses the paper against the type and by which the impression is made.

  2. platennoun

    The flat glass surface of a scanner or photocopier on which operators place items to be scanned.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Platennoun

    the part of a printing press which presses the paper against the type and by which the impression is made

    Etymology: [F. platine, fr. plat flat. See Plate, and cf. Platin.]

  2. Platennoun

    hence, an analogous part of a typewriter, on which the paper rests to receive an impression

    Etymology: [F. platine, fr. plat flat. See Plate, and cf. Platin.]

  3. Platennoun

    the movable table of a machine tool, as a planer, on which the work is fastened, and presented to the action of the tool; -- also called table

    Etymology: [F. platine, fr. plat flat. See Plate, and cf. Platin.]

Freebase

  1. Platen

    A platen is typically a flat metal plate pressed against a medium to cause an impression in letterpress printing. Platen may also refer to a typewriter roller which friction-feeds paper into position below the typebars or print head.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Platen

    plat′en, n. the flat part of a printing-press which comes down upon the form, and by which the impression is made.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of platen in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of platen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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