Meaning of printing

print•ing

Pronunciation: (prin'ting), [key]
— n.
  1. the art, process, or business of producing books, newspapers, etc., by impression from movable types, plates, etc.
  2. the act of a person or thing that prints.
  3. words, symbols, etc., in printed form.
  4. printed material.
  5. the total number of copies of a book or other publication printed at one time: The book had a first printing of 10,000.
  6. writing in which the letters resemble printed ones.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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