Definition of printing noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈprɪntɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɪntɪŋ//
    Artwork and techniques
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  1. 1  [uncountable] the act of producing letters, pictures, patterns, etc. on something by pressing a surface covered with ink against it the invention of printing the printing trade colour printing production and printing costs They used 108 different printing characters. See related entries: Artwork and techniques
  2. 2[countable] the act of printing a number of copies of a book at one time The book is in its sixth printing.
  3. 3[uncountable] a type of writing when you write all the letters separately and do not join them together
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: printing