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An image or design impressed or stamped on a support such as paper or fabric. The term encompasses a wide range of techniques used to produce multiple versions of an original design. See ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
11 words

... print licence to print money : see licence . small print : see small . ...

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
36 words

... 1881: 182; Warwicks. English: nickname from Middle English prent(e) , print(e) ‘imprint, mark, image’ (Old French priente ), perhaps for one who made or sold objects thus described or for one with a visible distinguishing...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
44 words

... An image or design impressed or stamped on a support such as paper or fabric. The term encompasses a wide range of techniques used to produce multiple versions of an original design. See drypoint ; engraving ; etching ; Japanese prints ; lithograph ; mezzotint ; screenprinting ; woodcut ; wood-engraving...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013

... Printers’ Bible, The See under bible . Printer’s devil A printer’s errand boy, and formerly the boy who took the printed sheets from the press. The Press-man sometimes has a Week-Boy to Take Sheets, as they are Printed off the Tympan: These Boys do in a Printing-House, commonly black and Dawb themselves: Whence the Workmen do jocosely call them Devils; and sometimes Spirits, and sometimes...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
426 words

... . A picture or design made (usually on paper) from an inked impression of an engraved metal plate, wooden block, etc. Prints are made by a great variety of processes, but they fall into three main groups, depending on whether the ink is carried on raised parts of the printing surface (relief methods), in grooves made in the surface (intaglio methods), or on the surface itself (planographic or surface methods). It is fairly common for different processes from the same group to be combined in one print, and in Baxter prints, for example, intaglio and relief...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
441 words

... A picture or design made (usually on paper) from an inked impression of an engraved metal plate, wooden block, etc. Prints are made by a great variety of processes, but they fall into three main groups, depending on whether the ink is carried ( a ) on raised parts of the printing surface (relief methods), ( b ) in grooves made in the surface (intaglio methods), or ( c ) on the surface itself (planographic or surface methods). It is fairly common for different processes from the same group to be combined in one print, and in Baxter prints, for example,...

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A Dictionary of Forensic Science

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Science and technology, Law
Length:
16 words

...print A latent fingerprint that is missing some portion of the expected complete print...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
23 words

... room Interior decorated with prints (topographical engravings, etc.) arranged and stuck to the walls, surrounded by painted or printed frames of...

print run

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A Dictionary of Journalism

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
47 words

...print run The number of copies produced of an issue of a printed publication such as a newspaper, magazine, or fanzine. The print run might be temporarily increased if a particular boost in circulation is anticipated, for example because of a major story or scoop...

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
55 words

...print Usually a commodity to be sold, printed matter is also often distributed for free in such diverse forms as *broadsides , election campaign materials, *pamphlets supporting various causes, *aerial leaflets , junk mail, book *subscription *prospectuses , and advertising circulars. Michael F. Suarez, S.J. J. Raven , ed., Free Print and Non-Commercial Publishing Since 1700 ...

print culture

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
206 words

... culture A conceptual term that identifies the distinct cultural impact made by print technology. The term was popularized by *McLuhan , who believed that print culture exemplifies the triumph of the visual sense, the fixed point of view, linear thinking, and homogeneity, giving rise simultaneously to individualism and nationalism. Such concerns overlap with those of *Eisenstein , who focused on print’s historical impact, which resulted in rapid and widespread dissemination of knowledge, preserved in a standardized format ( see 6 ). Johns challenged...

DNA print

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
24 words

...print the pattern formed by denaturing the DNA in colonies of bacteria grown on a support and fixing the DNA to the...

print journalism

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A Dictionary of Journalism

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
88 words

...print journalism A generic term for journalism produced to be published as a series of collated pages in a printed format such as a newspaper or a magazine . Many but not all of the practices established initially in print journalism have subsequently been incorporated into or adapted for broadcast journalism and online journalism . In the digital age, print-style journalism may also be produced without the actual printing element, with pages placed online or delivered directly to readers’ mobile devices. See also press...

rain print

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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020

...print Small, crater-like pits on the surface of a sedimentary rock, made by rain that fell while the surface was still...

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
67 words

... media 1. ( print-based media ) Broadly, any written or pictorial form of communication produced mechanically or electronically using printing , photocopying, or digital methods from which multiple copies can be made through automated processes. 2. More narrowly, any form of ‘ink and paper’ communication that is not handwritten or hand-typed, including books, circulars, journals, lithographs, memos, magazines , newspapers , pamphlets, and periodicals. ...

print-through

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A Dictionary of Electronics and Electrical Engineering (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

...-through A form of distortion arising during magnetic tape recording. It is caused by a region of strongly magnetized tape affecting adjacent layers, and is a temperature-sensitive effect. ...

stipple print

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
107 words

...print A printmaking technique developed in England by William Wynne Ryland ( 1733–83 ) out of the French crayon -manner. The design is made up of dots created by the artist/printmaker on the etching ground. It was first used successfully by Ryland in the mid-1770s to reproduce the paintings of Angelica Kauffman . The technique was enthusiastically taken up by Francesco Bartolozzi who was perhaps its best-known exponent. Stipple prints could be easily printed in colours and were often hung as so-called ‘furniture’ prints in schemes of interior...

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A Dictionary of Computer Science (7 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016

...and the characteristics of the stationery . The presence of streaks or bands of missing print is usually an indication of the need to replace ink or toner or the need to clean the print mechanism. The basic print quality requirement is that all characters must be legible out of context. In the most demanding application, the printed page must have all characters accurately and completely printed with uniform density and high contrast, and no visible flaws. Print quality close to this is known as letter (or correspondence ) quality ; it is intended to...

print media

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A Dictionary of Marketing (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
88 words

... media All forms of communication—newspapers, journals, and magazines—that are delivered by physical print. The prolific and traditional medium for advertising , which can operate locally, nationally, regionally, or globally. Classified advertising is found in printed media, in addition to product and service advertising. Advertising in this medium can either be directly on the page or take the form of insertions. The economics of newspapers and magazines are entirely dependent on advertising revenues, which are generally declining in the West. See ...

Baxter print

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
90 words

...print A method of coloured printmaking devised and patented in 1835 by George Baxter ( 1804–67 ). It involved the use of a ‘key’ metal plate or stone for the main design, and the print resulting from this was then coloured in oil- or water-based inks by means of a succession of woodblocks , all of which had to be correctly registered against the original design. The process represented the first commercially viable alternative to the hand-coloured print and enjoyed great success for a quarter of a...

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