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printing press

noun
1.
a machine, as a cylinder press or rotary press, for printing on paper or the like from type, plates, etc.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90
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  • After being developed in an acid bath would be placed onto a printing press.
  • Religion is from a time prior to science and the printing press when people could not tell fact from fiction.
  • The invention of the printing press precipitated the development of both journalism and science.
  • In fact, our electronic novelties are transforming the word as profoundly as the printing press did half a millennium ago.
  • As with the printing press, ink was applied to paper using pressure.
  • Science textbooks are born as clunky, out-of-date tomes the moment they roll off the printing press.
  • The same thing happened with the invention of the printing press, the telegraph, and the radio.
  • When the printing press was invented, many monks mourned the decline of vellum and the loss of the illuminator's art.
  • Nothing inherent in using a website as a publication medium rather than a printing press makes anyone less inclined to do that.
  • The problem of a minority having too much power is older than the printing press.
British Dictionary definitions for printing press

printing press

noun
1.
any of various machines used for printing
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Encyclopedia Article for printing press

machine by which images are transferred to paper by means of ink

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