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[verb ree-print; noun ree-print] /verb riˈprɪnt; noun ˈriˌprɪnt/
verb (used with object)
to print again; print a new impression of.
a reproduction in print of matter already printed.
an offprint.
a new impression, without alteration, of a book or other printed work.
Philately. an impression from the original plate after the issuance of a stamp has ceased and its use for postage has been voided.
Origin of reprint
1545-55; re- + print
Related forms
reprinter, noun
misreprint, verb (used with object)
unreprinted, adjective Unabridged
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  • "Unauthorized indirect use" or reprint under pretext of annotations or criticism (art. 12) was specified as unlawful reproduction.

    Copyright: Its History and Its Law Richard Rogers Bowker
  • That the reprint must be wholly manufactured in the United States.

    International Copyright George Haven Putnam
  • For when there are no six-shilling novels to reprint, obviously there can be no sevenpenny reprints of them.

    Books and Persons Arnold Bennett
  • Perhaps, strictly speaking, I should say a reprint, and not an edition.

    The Biglow Papers James Russell Lowell
  • In the present reprint, the text appears according to modern usage: but in the original it stands in lines of unvarying length.

    Roister Doister Nicholas Udall
British Dictionary definitions for reprint


noun (ˈriːˌprɪnt)
a reproduction in print of any matter already published; offprint
a reissue of a printed work using the same type, plates, etc, as the original
verb (riːˈprɪnt)
(transitive) to print again
Derived Forms
reprinter, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for reprint

1550s, from re- "back, again" + print (v.). Related: Reprinted; reprinting.


1610s, from reprint (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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