Movable-type definition

A system of printing and typography that uses movable components such as individual letters or punctuation to reproduce the elements of a document.
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Type in which separate pieces of hard material, usually metal, are positioned in a rack to compose the lines on a page. Movable type was invented independently in China and Europe and made possible the widespread dissemination of information through the production of large numbers of identical documents.
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Noun

Singular:
movable-type
Plural:
movable-types