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magnetic compass Chinese discovered the magnetic properties of lodestone, which point towards the magnetic north;
woodblock printing printing system developed in Ancient China, in which wood blocks were carved with enough characters to print entire page
movable type individual characters made of wood or metal that can be arranged to create a printing job and then be used over again
inuculate to protect against disease by transmitting a disease-causing agent to a person, stimulating the body’s defensive reactions
gunpowder an explosive powder made of saltpeter and other materials
mass-produce to make quantities of an item by using standardized designs and dividing steps of production among the workers
porcelain a hard, white pottery; sometimes called "china"
Created by: Franceschini