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dead tree edition



Dysphemism, referring to the raw materials from trees used in the manufacture of paper.


dead tree edition (plural dead tree editions)

  1. (idiomatic, pejorative, humorous) Paper version of a publication that can be found online.
    • 2004, William R. Tracey, The Human Resources Glossary, p.167
      dead-tree edition Derogatory cyberspeak for the paper version of a periodical....
    • 2011, Rachel Dresbeck, Insiders' Guide to Portland, Oregon, ISBN 978-0-7627-6475-4, page 322:
      The city's major daily newspaper, the Oregonian, is losing subscribers to the dead-tree edition but has a large online following.

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