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press run

or press·run (prĕs′rŭn′)
1. Continuous operation of a printing press for a specific job.
2. The number of copies printed in one such continuous operation.
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a number of copies of a book printed at the same time
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1. the running of a printing press for a specific job.
2. the quantity that is run. Also called run.
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