Meaning of “fine print” in the English Dictionary

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"fine print" in British English

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fine printnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌfaɪn ˈprɪnt/ us /ˌfaɪn ˈprɪnt/ US UK small print

text in a formal agreement that is printed smaller than the rest of the text, sometimes in the hope that it will not be noticed

(Definition of “fine print” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fine print" in American English

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fine printnoun [ U ]

/ˈfɑɪn ˈprɪnt/

important information printed in small letters in an agreement or document:

Make sure you examine the fine print before you sign the contract.

(Definition of “fine print” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"the fine print" in Business English

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the fine printnoun [ S ]

uk us UK the small print

the part of a document that is printed in small letters, and that many people do not read, but that may contain details that it is important for you to know about:

If you read the fine print you may find out you have to pay $8,000 to refinance.

(Definition of “the fine print” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)