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[n. mis-print, mis-print; v. mis-print] /n. ˈmɪsˌprɪnt, mɪsˈprɪnt; v. mɪsˈprɪnt/
a mistake in printing, as an instance of printing a letter or word other than that intended.
verb (used with object)
to print incorrectly.
Origin of misprint
1485-95; mis-1 + print Unabridged
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Examples from the web for misprint
  • Thank you know-it-all for having noticed the misprint but don't give me any of your lip please.
  • The fact that the dictatorial approach was chosen emboldened the opposition to make political hay out of any misprint or typo.
  • When he does adopt a conjecture, he speaks of it as though it were only the correction of an obvious misprint.
  • For more than two decades she has devoted all her energy to finding the destructive genetic misprint and a way to cure it.
  • If you notice a misprint on your visa, please submit this form.
British Dictionary definitions for misprint


noun (ˈmɪsˌprɪnt)
an error in printing, made through damaged type, careless reading, etc
verb (ˌmɪsˈprɪnt)
(transitive) to print (a letter) incorrectly
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for misprint

late 15c.; from mis- (1) + print (v.). Related: misprinted; misprinting. The noun is first attested 1818.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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