Meaning of printer

print•er

Pronunciation: (prin'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that prints, esp. a person whose occupation is printing.
  2. an output device that produces a paper copy of alphanumeric or graphic data.
  3. an instrument that automatically records telegraphic messages by means of a printing mechanism activated by incoming signals.
  4. a photographic machine through which either the negative or positive of a master print can be run, together with unexposed film, to make a duplicate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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