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

v print anew

“They never reprinted the famous treatise”
Type of:
make a copy or equivalent of

n a publication (such as a book) that is reprinted without changes or editing and offered again for sale

reissue, reprinting
Type of:
a copy of a printed work offered for distribution

n a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication

offprint, separate
Type of:
nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication

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