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"desktop publishing" in British English

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desktop publishingnoun [U]

uk   /ˌdesk.tɒp ˈpʌb.lɪ.ʃɪŋ/  us   /ˌdesk.tɑːp ˈpʌb.lɪ.ʃɪŋ/ (abbreviation DTP)
the ​production of ​finishedpagedesigns for ​books or other ​printedmaterial, using a ​smallcomputer and ​printer
(Definition of desktop publishing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"desktop publishing" in American English

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desktop publishingnoun [U]

 us   /ˈdeskˌtɑp ˈpʌb·lɪ·ʃɪŋ/
the ​process of ​producingprintedmaterial by using a ​smallcomputer and a ​printer
(Definition of desktop publishing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"desktop publishing" in Business English

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desktop publishingnoun [U]

uk   us   ( abbreviation DTP)
IT the ​process of using a ​smallcomputer and ​printer to ​producesmallbooks and other ​printedmaterial: desktoppublishingbusiness a desktoppublishingprogram desktoppublishingsoftware
desktop publisher
noun [C]
The ​averagepay of a ​desktoppublisher is around $20 an hour.
(Definition of desktop publishing from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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