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noun printing pronunciation in British English /ˈprɪntɪŋ/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the process of making books, newspapers etc, using a printing press to put words and pictures onto paper
    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to printing

      the printing trade/industry

      new printing processes

  2. 2
    [countable] the number of copies of something such as a book or newspaper that are printed at one time

    a first printing of 60,000 copies

  3. 3
    [uncountable] a simple style of writing in which the letters are not joined together

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