Definition of treeware in English:



mass nouninformal
  • Paper-based printed material, typically as contrasted with media that store or convey information electronically.

    ‘we have to ask whether online publishing will ever replace treeware’
    • ‘Thursday calls for the obligatory post telling everyone what's in this week's treeware.’
    • ‘He mastered treeware, moved on to the analog technologies that the preceding generation created and then to the digital ones that sprung up in his lifetime.’
    • ‘So much can happen in a month, and I blame that treeware glossy where I read about it.’
    • ‘In fact, this file also includes every single strip I regularly ready in the treeware edition of The Boston Globe… so I've no real need to read the comics page when I finally come down for breakfast.’
    documents, certificates, forms, letters, files, deeds, records, dossiers, diaries, archives, legal papers, paperwork, documentation