small print


small print
noun
1. the part of a contract that contains reservations and qualifications that are often printed in small type
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don't sign a contract without reading the fine print

Syn: ↑fine print
Hypernyms: ↑reservation, ↑qualification
Part Holonyms: ↑contract
2. material printed in small type
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he needed his glasses in order to read the fine print

Syn: ↑fine print
Hypernyms: ↑print

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noun

always read the small print — D.G.Gerahty

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small print noun
Details of a contract, insurance policy, etc, the small type having a tendency to obscure limitations or legal rights
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Main Entry:small

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small print UK US noun [uncountable]
the details of something such as a contract that are printed in very small letters and often contain conditions that limit your rights. The usual American word is fine print .
Thesaurus: parts of pieces of writingmeronym documents and types of documenthyponym

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n. another term for fine print

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noun [noncount]
chiefly Brit :fine print

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the ˌsmall ˈprint [small print] (BrE) (NAmE the ˌfine ˈprint) noun uncountable
the important details of an agreement or a legal document that are usually printed in small type and are therefore easy to miss

Read all the small print before signing.

See also:fine print  
Example Bank:

The exclusion clause is contained in the small print of the guarantee.

The terms of delivery appear at the bottom of the invoice in small print.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

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  • small print — small .print n [U] especially BrE all the rules and details relating to a contract or agreement American Equivalent: fine printread/check the small print ▪ Always read the small print before you sign anything …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • small print — small ,print noun uncount MAINLY BRITISH the details of something such as a contract that are printed in very small letters and often contain conditions that limit your rights. American usually fine print …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • small print — small′ print′ n. pri fine print • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • small print — ► NOUN 1) printed matter in small type. 2) inconspicuous but binding details or conditions printed in an agreement or contract …   English terms dictionary

  • small print — N UNCOUNT: usu the N The small print of a contract or agreement is the part of it that is written in very small print. You refer to it as the small print especially when you think that it might include unfavourable conditions which someone might… …   English dictionary

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  • small print — noun (U) all the details in a contract or agreement which contain many rules and restrictions: Always read the small print before you sign anything …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • small print — small writing in a contract or official document …   English contemporary dictionary


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