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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprintingprint‧ing /ˈprɪntɪŋ/ noun  1 [uncountable]TCN the act or process of making a book, magazine etc using a machine that puts ink onto paper the invention of printing the printing industry a printing error2 [countable]TCN an act of printing a number of copies of a book The first printing of her book was 10,000 copies.3 [uncountable] a method of writing when you write each letter separately rather than joining the letters of a word
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printingprinting technologyAn optional gateway function to other terminals and personal computers is included, as is a printing function.A modest investment in design and printing can produce extremely impressive and high quality materials.Are there any printing firms out there who will help us?Under the 1643 ordinance to control printing, Bachilor was appointed one of the twelve divines empowered to license books of divinity.Other new features in this version are automatic envelope printing, and an easier route to mail merge, called Smart Merge.The use of three-dimensional shapes for printing gives opportunity for the shapes themselves to be compared and discussed.The book is in its fourth printing.The division's business is in microfilming computer output and laser printing.
From Longman Business Dictionaryprintingprint‧ing /ˈprɪntɪŋ/ nounCOMMERCE1[uncountable] the work of producing books, newspapers etc on a machine that puts words, numbers, pictures etc onto the surface of paperThomson is a printing and publishing concern.The firm has access to printing and typesetting facilities throughout the UK.2[countable] the act of printing a number of copies of a bookThe book is already in its fourth printing (=it has been printed four times).
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