Definition of desktop publishing in English:

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desktop publishing

Pronunciation: /ˈdes(k)ˌtäp ˈpəbliSHiNG/
(abbreviation DTP)

noun

The production of printed matter by means of a printer linked to a desktop computer, with special software. The system enables reports, advertising matter, company magazines, etc., to be produced cheaply with a layout and print quality similar to that of typeset books, for xerographic or other reproduction.
Example sentences
  • Are there any plans for an article or two on the state of desktop publishing software and production on Linux?
  • But in this sense e-books are difficult to distinguish from all other electronic texts, like those created in word processors and desktop publishing programs.
  • If desktop publishing, layout, and word processor magic are not your strengths, then by all means get the help of a friend who is good in these areas.

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Syllabification: desk·top pub·lish·ing

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