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Roman,town (1990 pop. 78,749), NE Romania, in Moldavia, at the confluence of the Prut and Siretul rivers. Sugar refining and the manufacture of building materials are the chief industries. The town was founded in the late 14th cent. by the ruling prince of Moldavia.
for printing, was invented in China (c.1040), using woodblocks. Related devices, such as seals and stamps for making impressions in clay, had been used in ancient times in Babylon and elsewhere.
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a city in northeastern Rumania, on the Moldova River at its influx into the Siret River, in Neamţ District. Population, 46,700 (1973). Roman has a steel pipe plant, as well as machine building and food-processing industry (sugar and vegetable oil). Building materials are also produced.