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A machine that sets type on a metal slug, operated by a keyboard.

[Formerly a trademark.]


1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) trademark a typesetting machine, operated by a keyboard, that casts an entire line on one solid slug of metal
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) type produced by such a machine


(ˈlaɪ nəˌtaɪp)
Trademark. a typesetting machine that casts solid lines of type from brass dies or matrices, selected automatically by a keyboard.


A typesetting machine invented in 1884. It speeded up the hitherto manual process by allowing a whole line of individual letters to be set at once, using a keyboard.
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Noun1.linotype - a typesetting machine operated from a keyboard that casts an entire line as a single slug of metalLinotype - a typesetting machine operated from a keyboard that casts an entire line as a single slug of metal
typesetting machine - a printer that sets textual material in type
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product


® [ˈlaɪnəʊtaɪp] Nlinotipia f


nLinotype® f, → Zeilensetzmaschine f


® [ˈlaɪnəʊˌtaɪp] nlinotype ® f inv
References in classic literature ?
There are even a few who are allowed to telephone their news directly to a swift linotype operator, who clicks it into type on his machine, without the scratch of a pencil.
Before Linotype, printers were still doing what they had done since Gutenberg--picking up individual pieces of type by hand from an upper or lower case and arranging them one character at a time in a composing stick.
Linotype has a Brinnell hardness number (BHN) of about 22.
Linotype GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc (Nasdaq:TYPE), a provider of text imaging solutions.
The fascinating thing about these machines was that they delivered, not a printed sheet, but small flat metal plates with the wording cast in raised characters, these plates were the width of a newspaper column, and each held one line of characters; hence the name Linotype, of course.
The text of REW was first produced by a Mergenthaler linotype, and since then things have changed.
The information itself hasn't changed that much, but when I began here we used linotype and letterpress equipment and maintained each subscriber record on a 4x6-inch index card in pencil.
The Linotype, writes literary critic Hugh Kenner, "is as complicated a piece of lever-and-gear technology as you'd want to think about.
Linotype Library, a subsidiary of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, is now planing to take legal action against other publishers and hopes that the importance of the UK market will persuade companies to recognize its copyright in their international operations.
At the behest of his Linotype teacher in 1930, he began to work at The Belnamos newspaper in Belmont Shore for experience.
This is the kind of thing that energizes a user group," said Friedman, who worked separately for Linotype Co.
Until 1984 he set the hot lead of the Linotype, but then Bowne had to modernize to remain competitive in the printing market.