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English definition of “printer”

printer

noun [C]     /ˈprɪntər/
IT a piece of equipment used for printing documents and images, that is connected to a computer: a color/high-speed printer
a person or company whose job is to print books, newspapers, or other documents: We are a commercial printer offering pre-press, printing, and bindery services. The book is now at the printers.
→ See also bubble jet printer, dot matrix printer, inkjet printer, laser printer, security printer
(Definition of printer noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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