Definition of phototypesetter in English:

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phototypesetter

Pronunciation: /ˌfōdōˈtīpsedər/

noun

A machine for photocomposition.
Example sentences
  • The phototypesetter uses electronic signals from a typesetting computer to expose the photosensitive material.
  • This magazine is also produced on a Macintosh but is printed out an an Allied Linotronic 300 phototypesetter, giving it a thoroughly professional look.

Derivatives

phototypeset

Pronunciation: /ˌfōdōˈtīpset/
adjective
Example sentences
  • I think that was a selling point of them - the phototypset look.
  • The following are examples of characters printed with (a) phototypeset printing and (b) laser printing.

phototypesetting

Pronunciation: /ˌfōdōˈtīpˌsediNG/
noun
Example sentences
  • The Macintosh lets you do layouts even if you can't afford phototypesetting.
  • They will likely graduate from school without ever using Letraset, let alone a phototypesetting machine, let alone understand letterpress, or even calligraphy.

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Syllabification: pho·to·type·set·ter

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