To reprint something is to publish it again, or issue it in a new form. When a book is a best seller, its publisher will reprint thousands, or even millions, of copies.

Sometimes books go out of print for a long time before a publisher reprints them, and in other cases they are continuously popular enough that a publishing company will reprint them constantly. You can call a newer printed edition of a book or magazine article a reprint, too. Reprint adds the "again" prefix re-, to print, from the Old French preinte, "impression."

Definitions of reprint
  1. verb
    print anew
    “They never reprinted the famous treatise”
    synonyms: reissue
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    type of:
    make a copy or equivalent of
  2. noun
    a publication (such as a book) that is reprinted without changes or editing and offered again for sale
    synonyms: reissue, reprinting
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    type of:
    a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
  3. noun
    a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
    synonyms: offprint, separate
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    type of:
    nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication
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