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ˈprɪn tərprint·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. printer, pressmannoun

    someone whose occupation is printing

  2. printernoun

    (computer science) an output device that prints the results of data processing

  3. printer, printing machinenoun

    a machine that prints


  1. printernoun

    One who makes prints.

  2. printernoun

    The operator of a printing press or owner of a printing business.

  3. printernoun

    A device, usually attached to a computer, used to print text or images onto paper. Also see plotter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Printernoun

    one who prints; especially, one who prints books, newspapers, engravings, etc., a compositor; a typesetter; a pressman


  1. Printer

    In publishing, printers are both companies providing printing services and individuals who directly operate printing presses. The profession of printer became established after the invention of the moveable type printing press by Johannes Gutenberg around 1450, and proliferated throughout Europe. Such early printers often were recognizable by individual characteristics in the works they produced, such as type or typography, and since early printed books were made in relatively small quantities they are rare and collectible. Today's printers include: ⁕Newspaper printers, often owned by newspaper publishers ⁕Magazine printers, usually independent of magazine publishers ⁕Book printers, often not directly connected with book publishers ⁕Stationery printers ⁕Packaging printers ⁕Commercial printers, often offering digital and traditional printing services ⁕Trade printers, who offer wholesale rates within the printing industry An artist who operates a printing press to execute their own works, especially by hand in limited runs, is usually distinguished from other printers by the term printmaker.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'printer' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4199

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    Rank popularity for the word 'printer' in Nouns Frequency: #1569

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of printer in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of printer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of printer in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Nigro:

    The tagline is that we have a printer that’s printing itself. We’re not doing it because we can, but because it’s cheaper versus traditional manufacturing.

  2. Anna Faris:

    We bought a camper van and traveled with a portable printer for school, jack has been handling this whole thing like a champ. I just feel very happy that my family is safe. And I don’t think I’ve ever been so present.

  3. Matthew Friedell:

    In active or simulated combat environments, we don’t want Marines out there swinging hammers and holding plywood up, having a concrete printer that can make buildings on demand is a huge advantage for Marines operating down range.

  4. Enrico Dini:

    We are now waiting (for) permission to borrow the printer (from the military), if I had another printer I'd send it there tomorrow, but unfortunately we don't have and must wait.

  5. Andrew Ziem:

    Sales have come in waves. There was a boost after the second presidential debate and a bigger wave after FBI Director James Comey reopened the investigation on Friday, a few days ago I had just reordered the cloths from the printer and was mostly keeping up with signing them, but yesterday sales went through the roof. I panicked as I saw them selling out so fast because I do not like back orders, and I don't know how I am going to sign them all.

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