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1. The act, process, or skill of using a typewriter.
2. Copy produced on a typewriter; typescript.
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1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the act or skill of using a typewriter
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) copy produced by a typewriter; typescript
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(ˈtaɪpˌraɪ tɪŋ)

1. the act or skill of using a typewriter.
2. printed work done on a typewriter.
[1868, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.typewriting - writing done with a typewritertypewriting - writing done with a typewriter  
writing - letters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language; "he turned the paper over so the writing wouldn't show"; "the doctor's writing was illegible"
double-spacing - typing that leaves alternate lines blank
single-spacing - typing that does not leave lines blank
triple-spacing - typing that leaves two lines blank between lines of typing
touch system, touch typing - typewriting in which the fingers are trained to hit particular keys; typist can read and type at the same time
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[ˈtaɪpˌraɪtɪŋ] Nmecanografía f
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(taip) noun
1. (a particular variety of) metal blocks with letters, numbers etc used in printing. Can we have the headline printed in a different type?
2. printed letters, words etc. I can't read the type – it's too small.
to write (something) using a typewriter. Can you type?; I'm typing a letter.
ˈtyping, typewriting noun
writing produced by a typewriter. fifty pages of typing.
ˈtypist noun
a person whose job is to type. She works as a typist; She is a typist in a publishing firm.
ˈtypewriter noun
a machine with keys for printing letters on a piece of paper. a portable / an electric typewriter.
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References in classic literature ?
And then there was the matter of typewriting. My brother-in-law owned a machine which he used in the day-time.
"Do you not find," he said, "that with your short sight it is a little trying to do so much typewriting?"
She made up her mind to profit by her acquaintance with so many writers, and without loss of time began to learn shorthand and typewriting. Her education made it likely that she would be a typist more efficient than the average, and her story made her claims appealing.
Part of it she had put into her business, the nucleus of a model typewriting emporium; part of it was distributed in various leagues and causes for the advancement of such work among women.
Carter preferred to conduct the office on gentlemanly lines; he would have nothing to do with typewriting and looked upon shorthand with disfavour: the office-boy knew shorthand, but it was only Mr.
I learned shorthand and typewriting, and became his secretary.
When he had found his leaflet, and offered a few jocular hints upon keeping papers in order, the typewriting would stop abruptly, and Mrs.