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press

noun
 
 
/pres/
(also the press) COMMUNICATIONS newspapers and magazines, and those parts of television and radio that broadcast news, or the people who work for newspapers, etc.: in the press The company's problems have been widely reported in the press.freedom of (the) press He was an outspoken activist in favor of freedom of press and freedom of speech. The press was present at the briefing in large numbers and asked some awkward questions. local/national press press reports/coverage press reporters/photographers
[S or U] the judgment that is given about someone or something in the newspapers or on radio or television: (a) good/bad press The announcement has had a generally good press.
[C] a business that publishes and sometimes prints books, etc.: Cambridge University Press
[C] PRODUCTION a machine that is used for printing books, etc.: a printing press
go to press to start to be printed, or to include something in a newspaper, etc.: The last issue of the journal went to press before the news broke. She had gone to press with the rumour without checking her sources first.
(Definition of press noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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