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English definition of “desktop publishing”

desktop publishing

noun [U]     ( abbreviation DTP)
IT the process of using a small computer and printer to produce small books and other printed material : desktop publishing business a desktop publishing program desktop publishing software
desktop publisher noun [C]
(Definition of desktop publishing noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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