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English noun: printing

1. printing (communication) text handwritten in the style of printed matter


Broader (hypernym)writing

2. printing (act) the business of producing printed material for sale or distribution


Broader (hypernym)business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise


Narrower (hyponym)gravure, issue, publication


Domain categoryprinting, printing process


Domain category memberscase, compositor's case, justify, typesetter's case

3. printing (communication) reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication


Synonymsprinting process


Broader (hypernym)writing


Narrower (hyponym)carbon process, composition, gravure, intaglio, intaglio printing, letterpress, offset, offset printing, planographic printing, planography, process printing, relief printing, typography


Domain category membersadscript, ascender, descender, hair space, impression, inferior, justified, kern, kern, leaded, live, printing, printing, proof, quad, serif, seriph, space, subscript, superior, superscript, test copy, trial impression, underlay, unleaded, white out, word processing

4. printing (communication) all the copies of a work printed at one time


SamplesThey ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies.


Synonymsimpression


Broader (hypernym)publication


Narrower (hyponym)edition, mackle, proof, test copy, trial impression


Domain categoryprinting, printing process









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