Pronunciation: (ôl'dīn, -dēn), [key]
of or from the press of Aldus Manutius and his family in Venice, c1490–1597, noted for compactly printed editions of the classics.
1. an Aldine or other early edition.
2. any of several styles of printing types modeled on those designed by Aldus, esp. italic.
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