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movable type

noun, Printing.
type from which text is printed directly in which each character is on a separate piece of metal.
Origin of movable type
1760-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • These are specimens of the earliest known movable type.
  • It is an early example of printing by individual pieces of movable type.
  • As printing technology developed, more efficient lithographic techniques replaced movable type.
  • Determine if the gage is the movable type that can be moved to multiple locations on the bridge.
  • For movable type hoods it is necessary that the hood come in close proximity to the mouth of the vessel.
  • Letterpress is the oldest form of movable type printing.

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