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Dictionary Definition



1 a publication (such as a book) that is reprinted without changes or editing and offered again for sale [syn: reissue, reprinting]
2 a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication [syn: offprint, separate] v : print anew; "They never reprinted the famous treatise" [syn: reissue]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A book, pamphlet or other printed matter that has been published once before but is now being released again.
    The reprint is much less expensive than a first edition.


  1. To publish something that has been published before.

Extensive Definition

For the re-publishing of sound recordings see Reissue
A reprint is a re-publishing of material that has already been previously published. The word reprint is used in many fields.

Academic publishing

In academic publishing, reprints are customized article reproductions of material usually previously published in academic journals.

Book publishing

In book publishing, if a reprint has been revised from an earlier version, it is usually referred to as a new edition rather than a reprint.

Collectible card games

In collectible card games, a reprint is a card published in an earlier card set which is published again in a new card set. Often, the art on the card may be changed, or the text updated to reflect new errata.

Comic books

Publishers will reprint classic comic books from years or even decades ago, often restoring the art with newer techniques. The reprints may be standalone comic books, compilation trade paperbacks, or back-ups in other comic books.
Recent comic books which sell out may be given a second (or third or more) printing in order to bring more copies to the distributor.
reprint in German: Nachdruck
reprint in Polish: Reprint

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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