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the printed page

A physical piece of paper on which something is written or printed. With the rise of smartphones, which require malleable, homogenous formats, crafting a piece of writing to be visually striking or appealing on the printed page has become something of a lost art.
See also: page, print

the printed word

Anything that is written on a physical piece of paper; printed media in general, especially books. It's important to foster a love of the printed word in children at an early age. The sudden and ubiquitous rise of e-books and smart devices led many to worry that the printed word may vanish altogether.
See also: print, word

the printed ˈword/ˈpage

stories, articles, etc. printed in a book, magazine, newspaper, etc.
See also: page, print, word
References in classic literature ?
If he led them out of rooms where it was, if he shut up drawers and closets where it stood, if he drew the curious from places where he knew it to be secreted, and got them out into the streets, the very chimneys of the mills assumed that shape, and round them was the printed word.
He could curl up and look at the pictures in the strange things which were books, he could puzzle out the printed word he had learned to read without knowledge of the spoken language it represented, he could live in a wonderful world of which he had no knowledge beyond the covers of his beloved books.
How the printed words made us forget the world in which we live, and carried us away to a wonderland,
was written as plainly upon Taylor's face as though his features were the printed words upon an open book.
A strange name wakes up memories; the printed words scent the smoky atmosphere of to-day faintly, with the subtle and penetrating perfume as of land breezes breathing through the starlight of bygone nights; a signal fire gleams like a jewel on the high brow of a sombre cliff; great trees, the advanced sentries of immense forests, stand watchful and still over sleeping stretches of open water; a line of white surf thunders on an empty beach, the shallow water foams on the reefs; and green islets scattered through the calm of noonday lie upon the level of a polished sea, like a handful of emeralds on a buckler of steel.
She was mystified; but when she saw the printed words beneath her signature, she felt a cold, clammy chill run up her spine.
Across the middle of it a single sentence had been formed by the expedient of pasting printed words upon it.
He had been in this chair for two hours, without a word, pretending to be studying printed words which his mind refused to register.
The pages of his mind were blank, and, without effort, much he read and liked, stanza by stanza, was impressed upon those pages, so that he was soon able to extract great joy from chanting aloud or under his breath the music and the beauty of the printed words he had read.
How I survived a year without the printed word from you and the gang is amazing.
Each teaching block was composed of 30 trials that required matching printed word comparisons to dictated word samples: six for each teaching word (for a total of 18 trials) and 12 for words from previous steps.
If a participant chose to be the caller, target responses included drawing a piece of paper contained in a non-transparent bag, and then either (a) reading the printed word and warning the players if it was picture (e.
The book profiles 100 books from around the world that represent various turning points and eras in the history of the printed word, either because of their production, technology, content, or impact.
The result is a powerful adventure and the perfect example of why an audio format sometimes can trump the printed word in dramatic effect.
The printed word (material) is different from the formal text book.