Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Typesetting \Type"set`ting\, n. The act or art of setting type.
n. (context typography English) The setting or composition of written material into type. vb. (present participle of typeset English)
v. set in type; "My book will be typeset nicely"
Typesetting is the composition of text by means of arranging physical types or the digital equivalents. Stored letters and other symbols (called sorts in mechanical systems and glyphs in digital systems) are retrieved and ordered according to a language's orthography for visual display. Typesetting requires the prior process of designing a font (which is widely but erroneously confused with and substituted for typeface). One significant effect of typesetting was that authorship of works could be spotted more easily; making it difficult for copiers who have not gained permission.
Usage examples of "typesetting".
Every technological innovation was bitterly resisted by Luddite printers and publishers: stereotyping, the iron press, the application of steam power, mechanical typecasting and typesetting, new methods of reproducing illustrations, cloth bindings, machine-made paper, ready-bound books, paperbacks, book clubs, and book tokens.
And there was the Paige typesetting machine, into which he had sunk—.