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Meaning of “printing” in the English Dictionary

"printing" in British English

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printingnoun

uk   /ˈprɪn.tɪŋ/  us   /-t̬ɪŋ/
[U] the ​activity or ​business of ​producing writing or ​images on ​paper or other ​material with a ​machine: She ​runs her own printing ​business. [C] the ​number of ​copies of a ​book that the publisher has ​produced: The ​publishersproduced a first printing of 2,500.
(Definition of printing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"printing" in American English

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printingnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈprɪn·tɪŋ/
the ​process or ​business of ​producingprintedmaterial A printing is the ​number of ​copies of a ​bookprinted at one ​time: [C] The first printing will be 25,000 ​copies.
(Definition of printing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"printing" in Business English

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printingnoun

uk   us   /ˈprɪntɪŋ/
[U] the ​activity or ​business of ​producing writing and ​images on ​paper or other ​material with a ​machine: All ​information is ​correct at the ​time of printing. We ​import large ​quantities of ​paper for the printing of textbooks. colour/​digital printing a printing ​business/​firm/​plant
[C] a ​number of ​copies of a particular ​book, ​newspaper, etc. that are ​produced at one ​time: a printing of 10/600/75,000, etc. copies Her latest novel has been ​published in a printing of 500,000 ​copies.
(Definition of printing from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “printing”
in Chinese (Simplified) 印刷, (书的)印数…
in Turkish baskı, basım işi…
in Russian печатание…
in Chinese (Traditional) 印刷, (書的)印數…
in Polish druk, wydruk…
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