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print

noun
 
 
/prɪnt/
WORDS [U] words, letters, or numbers that are produced on paper by a machine: The print's so small in this book that I can hardly read it.Printing and word processing
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: The novel was first published in 1880 and has been in print ever since.Printing and word processing
PICTURE [C] a copy of a picture made using photography or by pressing paper onto a design covered in ink: a print of Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers'Printing and word processingPhotographyCopying and copiesForgeryPictures
PHOTOGRAPH [C] a photograph that is produced on paperPhotography
PATTERN [C] a pattern that is produced on material or paper: a floral printPrinting and word processingPatterns and shapesPainting, drawing and printing
HAND [C] ( also fingerprint) a mark that is left on a surface where someone has touched it: His prints were found all over the house and he was arrested the next day.The handRelating to detection and solving crimes
MARK [C] a mark that is left on a surface where someone has walked: The dog left prints all over the kitchen floor. →  See also small print Holes, hollows and dips
(Definition of print noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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