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presswork

Line breaks: press|work
Pronunciation: /ˈprɛswəːk
 
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Definition of presswork in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1The shaping of metal by pressing or drawing it into a shaped hollow die.
Example sentences
  • All workers came from the assembly line and are novice to presswork.
2The process of using a printing press.
Example sentences
  • It seems that presswork was already completed on a number of Pavier's texts, which are correctly dated 1619; but the question was what to do with the plays yet to be printed.
2.1Printed matter, especially with regard to its quality.
Example sentences
  • His books are notable for the quality of presswork, type, and paper.
  • The presswork is adequate; the images are small but generally good; and the writing is far better than most of the second category.

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