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"print" in British English

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printnoun

uk   /prɪnt/  us   /prɪnt/
  • print noun (TEXT)

C2 [U] letters, numbers, or symbols that have been produced on paper by a machine using ink: The title is in bold print. This novel is available in large print for readers with poor eyesight. The book was rushed into print (= was produced and published) as quickly as possible. The print quality (= the quality of the text produced) of the new laser printer is excellent.
[U] newspapers, books, and magazines: The debate is still raging, both in print and online.
in/out of print
C2 If a book is in print, it is possible to buy a new copy of it, and if it is out of print, it is not now possible: Is her work still in print? Classic literature never goes out of print.

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  • print noun (PICTURE)

C1 [C] a photographic copy of a painting, or a picture made by pressing paper onto a special surface covered in ink, or a single photograph from a film: a print of Van Gogh's "Sunflowers" a signed Hockney print I had some prints made of the party photos.

printverb

uk   /prɪnt/  us   /prɪnt/
  • print verb (TEXT)

A2 [I or T] to produce writing or images on paper or other material with a machine: The leaflets will be printed on recycled paper. I'm waiting for a document to print.
B2 [T] to include a piece of writing in a newspaper or magazine: Some newspapers still refuse to print certain swear words. They printed his letter in Tuesday's paper.
B2 [T] to produce a newspaper, magazine, or book in large quantities: 20,000 copies of the novel will be printed in hardback.

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  • print verb (WRITE)

[I or T] to write without joining the letters together: Please print your name clearly below your signature.
  • print verb (PATTERN)

[T] to produce a pattern on material or paper: The designs are printed onto the fabric by hand.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of print from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"print" in American English

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printverb [T]

 us   /prɪnt/
  • print verb [T] (MAKE TEXT)

to put letters or images on paper or another material using a machine, or to produce books, magazines, newspapers, etc., in this way: The newspaper printed my letter to the editor.
To print is also to write without joining the letters together: Please print your name clearly below your signature.
To print something out is to print text or images from a machine attached to a computer: [M] Just print out the first two pages.

printnoun

 us   /prɪnt/
  • print noun (PICTURE)

[C] a single photograph made from film, or a photograph of a painting or other work of art: We made extra prints of the baby to send out with the birth announcement.
[C] A print is also a picture made by pressing paper or other material against a special surface covered with ink: woodcut prints
  • print noun (PATTERN)

[C] a pattern produced on a piece of cloth, or cloth having such a pattern: a print dress
  • print noun (MARK)

[C] a mark left on a surface where something has been pressed on it: The dog left prints all over the kitchen floor.
[C] A print is also a fingerprint.
  • print noun (TEXT)

[U] text or images that are produced on paper or other material by printing
in print
If something is in print, it is published and available to buy: Is the book still in print?
out of print
If a book is out of print, it is no longer available from a publisher: I’m afraid you can’t get that book – it’s out of print.
(Definition of print from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"print" in Business English

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printverb

uk   us   /prɪnt/ COMMUNICATIONS
[I or T] to produce writing or images on paper or other material with a machine: print sth on sth The leaflets will be printed on recycled paper. I'm waiting for the document to print. I had some business cards printed. Words found in the glossary are printed in bold the first time they appear in the prospectus.
[T] to include a piece of writing in a newspaper or magazine: No one was willing to print the story without identifying its source. The article was printed in Tuesday's paper.
[T] to produce a newspaper, magazine, or book in large quantities: 20,000 copies of the novel will be printed in hardback.
[I or T] to write without joining the letters together: Please print your name clearly below your signature.
Phrasal verbs

printnoun [U]

uk   us   /prɪnt/
letters, numbers, words, or symbols that have been produced on paper by a machine using ink: The report is being published both in print and online.
newspapers, books, and magazines: Television, radio, and print are inundated with advertisements for Web sites.
in/out of print
if a book is in print, it is possible to buy a new copy of it, and if it is out of print, it is not now possible: Is her work still in print? That book has been out of print for years.
(Definition of print from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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