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Definition of "printing" []

  • The art, process, or business of producing printed material by means of inked type and a printing press or by similar means. (noun)
  • The act of one that prints. (noun)
  • Matter that is printed. (noun)
  • All the copies of a publication, such as a book, that are printed at one time. (noun)
  • Written characters not connected to one another and resembling those appearing in print. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "printing" in a sentence
  • "It is not difficult to say with the book itself in front of us, that it is an example of xylographic printing, but it was a great feat on the part of Retana, who had never seen a copy, to resolve apparently irreconcilable differences of opinion on the part of several unquestioned authorities by deducing that it was all a matter of semantics -- what did _printing_ mean?"
  • "Even though I'm not too familiar with graphics, the label printing software is my element."
  • "The exhibitions and summits organized by Labelexpo are the world's leading events for the label printing industry."