Definition of Linotype

1. Noun. A typesetting machine operated from a keyboard that casts an entire line as a single slug of metal.

Exact synonyms: Linotype Machine
Generic synonyms: Typesetting Machine
Language type: Trademark, Trademark

Definition of Linotype

1. n. A kind of typesetting machine which produces castings, each of which corresponds to a line of separate types. By pressing upon keys like those of a typewriter the matrices for one line are properly arranged; the stereotype, or slug, is then cast and planed, and the matrices are returned to their proper places, the whole process being automatic.

Definition of Linotype

1. Noun. A form of typesetting machine in which a complete line of characters are set at once ¹

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Definition of Linotype

1. to set type with a machine [v -TYPED, -TYPING, -TYPES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Linotype

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linoleic acids
linolenic acid
linolenic acids
linoleum cutter
linoleum knife
linolic acid
linotype (current term)
linseed oil

Literary usage of Linotype

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1. The British Journal of Dermatology by British Association of Dermatology (1904)
"That the linotype has greatly reduced the risk of ... About one year after the introduction of the linotype into the printing establishment his health began ..."

2. Handbook for Newspaper Workers, Treating Grammar, Punctuation, English by Grant Milnor Hyde (1921)
"Display in linotype Matter The number of sizes of type available on a linotype machine depends upon the number of magazines and seldom exceeds four. ..."

3. Modern Mechanism: Exhibiting the Latest Progress in Machines, Motors, and by D. Appleton and Company (1892)
"Mergenthaler linotype machine. solidifies in the form of a bar or " linotype," bearing on its edge the impress of the matrices which are, for the time being ..."

4. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1898)
"BEFORE giving an account of the linotype work at the Carnegie Library of ... I shall not attempt to describe here the technical details of linotype printing ..."

5. The German Element in the United States by Albert Bernhardt Faust (1909)
"As the name implies, the linotype produces a line of type, ... Its success was immediate, and now over seven thousand linotype machines are in daily use. ..."

6. American Annals of the Deaf by Conference of Executives of American Schools for the Deaf (1907)
"... arid able to set 3200 ems per hour, may usually get a trial as operator of a linotype; and such a man can often do as good work as the best hearing men. ..."

7. General Electric Company Review by General Electric Company (1910)
"As the care of the linotype machine itself requires an attendant whose ... The distributing mechanism 4 HP Three-Phase Direct Connected linotype Motor ..."

8. Discoveries and Inventions of the Nineteenth Century by Robert Routledge (1903)
"AMONG recent inventions in connection with printing, the linotype machine ... The linotype Machine. he reader to avail himself of some opportunity of seeing ..."

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