dead tree edition

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


dead tree edition (plural dead tree editions)

  1. (idiomatic, derogatory, humorous) Paper version of a publication that can be found in an electronic media version.
    • 2004, William R. Tracey, The Human Resources Glossary[1], page 167:
      dead-tree edition Derogatory cyberspeak for the paper version of a periodical....
    • 2011, Rachel Dresbeck, Insiders' Guide to Portland, Oregon, →ISBN, 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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