What does printing mean?

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ˈprɪn tɪŋprint·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. printing(noun)

    text handwritten in the style of printed matter

  2. printing(noun)

    the business of producing printed material for sale or distribution

  3. printing, printing process(noun)

    reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication

  4. impression, printing(noun)

    all the copies of a work printed at one time

    "they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies"


  1. printing(Noun)

    The process or business of producing printed material by means of inked type and a printing press or similar technology.

  2. printing(Noun)

    Material that has been printed.

  3. printing(Noun)

    All the copies of a publication that have been printed in one batch.

  4. printing(Noun)

    Written characters not joined-up.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Printing

    of Print

  2. Printing(noun)

    the act, art, or practice of impressing letters, characters, or figures on paper, cloth, or other material; the business of a printer, including typesetting and presswork, with their adjuncts; typography; also, the act of producing photographic prints


  1. Printing

    Printing is a process for reproducing text and images, typically with ink on paper using a printing press. It is often carried out as a large-scale industrial process, and is an essential part of publishing and transaction printing. The earliest form of printing was woodblock printing, with existing examples from China dating to before 220 A.D. and Egypt to the fourth century. Later developments in printing include the movable type, first developed by Bi Sheng in China, and the printing press, a more efficient printing process for western languages with their more limited alphabets, developed by Johannes Gutenberg in the fifteenth century.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'printing' in Nouns Frequency: #2566

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of printing in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of printing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of printing in a Sentence

  1. Amanda Litman:

    No printing, no stamps, nada.

  2. Wendell Phillips:

    What gunpowder did for war the printing press has done for the mind.

  3. Jens David Ohlin:

    Given the printing deadline, I don't see how all of this could happen in time.

  4. Alyson Pring:

    You couldn't even do this stuff not too long ago. It's amazing what the 3-D printing can do.

  5. United States:

    Alternative sources for printing are not readily available in the United States or elsewhere.

Images & Illustrations of printing

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