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press

noun (NEWSPAPERS)    /pres/
the press [S, + sing/pl verb] UK B2 newspapers and magazines, and those parts of television and radio that broadcast news, or reporters and photographers who work for them: The incident has been widely reported in the press. press reports/coverage press reporters/photographers the local/national press The charity invited the press (= reporters and photographers) to a presentation of its plans for the future. The press was out in force at the awards ceremony. The freedom of the press (= the right of newspapers to publish news and opinions without being controlled by the government) must be upheld.Media in generalNewspapers and magazines C1 [S or U] the judgment that is given of someone or something in the newspapers or on radio or television: What kind of press did his play get?UK The play has had a good/bad press.US The play has had good/bad press.Judgments and analyses
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