Definition of "typographer" [ty•pog•ra•pher]

  • One that sets written material into type; a compositor or printer. (noun)

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Use "typographer" in a sentence
  • "Indranil Mukherjee/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Website sciencemuseum.org states that the first typewriter was invented in the U.S. by William Burt in 1830, though the machine was known as a typographer."
  • "In fact, till the Stationers 'Company made the sale of books or printed matter a separate industry, the typographer was his own binder and vendor."
  • "[Footnote 1: The word "typographer" is used to differentiate between the compositor and the printer, the latter being the one who does the presswork.]"