- paper faced with a preparation of carbon or other material, used between two sheets of plain paper in order to reproduce on the lower sheet that which is written or typed on the upper.
- Also called carbon tissue. a paper for making photographs by the carbon process.
Origin of carbon paper
First recorded in 1875–80
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- a thin sheet of paper coated on one side with a dark waxy pigment, often containing carbon, that is transferred by the pressure of writing or of typewriter keys onto the copying surface belowOften shortened to: carbon
- another name for carbon tissue
- a sheet of paper coated with pigmented gelatine, used in the carbon processAlso called: carbon paper
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