fine print

fine print
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyn print]
    • /faɪn prɪnt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyn print]
    • /faɪn prɪnt/

Definitions of fine print words

  • noun fine print printed matter in small-sized type. 1
  • noun fine print the detailed wording of a contract, lease, insurance policy, or the like, often set in type smaller than the main body of the document and including general restrictions or qualifications that could be considered disadvantageous: Make sure you read the fine print before signing. 1
  • noun fine print terms and conditions 1
  • noun fine print text printed in small font 1
  • uncountable noun fine print In a contract or agreement, the fine print is the same as the small print. 0
  • noun fine print matter set in small type, as in a contract, esp considered as containing unfavourable conditions that the signer might overlook 0

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Origin of fine print

First appearance:

before 1955
One of the 4% newest English words
First recorded in 1955-60

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Parts of speech for Fine print


fine print popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 46% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fine print usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fine print

noun fine print

  • minutiae — Usually, minutiae. precise details; small or trifling matters: the minutiae of his craft.
  • particulars — of or relating to a single or specific person, thing, group, class, occasion, etc., rather than to others or all; special rather than general: one's particular interests in books.

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