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printing press

  

      n   any of various machines used for printing  
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printing  
      n  
1   
a    the process, business, or art of producing printed matter  
b    (as modifier)  
printing ink     
2    printed text  
3      (Also called)    impression   all the copies of a book or other publication printed at one time  
4    a form of writing in which letters resemble printed letters  


block printing  
      n   printing from hand engraved or carved blocks of wood or linoleum  
double printing  
      n     (Photog)   the exposure of the same positive photographic emulsion to two or more negatives, resulting in the superimposition of multiple images after development  
draft-quality printing  
      n     (Computing)   low-quality, high-speed output in printed form from a printer linked to a word processor  
   Compare       letter-quality printing  
letter-quality printing  
      n     (Computing)   high-quality output in printed form from a printer linked to a word processor  
   Compare       draft-quality printing  
printing press  
      n   any of various machines used for printing  
process printing  
      n   a method of making reproductions of a coloured picture, usually by using four halftone plates for different coloured inks  
silk-screen printing  
      n      another name for       screen process  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
= bad press: negative opinion or image expressed in the media
The firm got some negative press over that decision
n.
purple dye sprayed by a police water cannon to mark the demonstrators for arrest. The purple substance was dubbed 'purple rain' by the press after an anti-apartheid protest held in Cape Town on September 2, 1989.
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