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printing

noun
     
Related topics: Newspapers, Publishing
print‧ing
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 error
2 [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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