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hektograph

[hek-tuh-graf, -grahf] /ˈhɛk təˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/
noun, verb (used with object)

hectograph

or hektograph

[hek-tuh-graf, -grahf] /ˈhɛk təˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/
noun
1.
a process for making copies of a letter, memorandum, etc., from a prepared gelatin surface to which the original writing has been transferred.
2.
a machine for making such copies.
verb (used with object)
3.
to copy with the hectograph.
Origin of hectograph
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80; hecto- + -graph
Related forms
hectographic
[hek-tuh-graf-ik] /ˌhɛk təˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
hectography
[hek-tog-ruh-fee] /hɛkˈtɒg rə fi/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Examples from the Web for hektograph
Historical Examples
  • Forthwith he began publishing a story paper on a hektograph.

    The Fiction Factory John Milton Edwards
  • It was written with hektograph ink and copied on a hektograph.

  • The contents were written and copies made by the hektograph process.

    The Greater Republic Charles Morris
  • At 12 I awake and eat the inside of my hektograph, and then lie down once more to sleep.

    Remarks Bill Nye
  • It is likewise the house where the syrup tastes like tincture of rhubarb, and the pancakes taste like a hektograph.

    Remarks Bill Nye
  • The hektograph will be henceforth, as the American shall say, no good, but what is that when a man is starving in a foreign land?

    Remarks Bill Nye
  • I declare a hektograph would be as useful for the children as this thing!

British Dictionary definitions for hektograph

hectograph

/ˈhɛktəʊˌɡrɑːf; -ˌɡræf/
noun
1.
Also called copygraph. a process for copying type or manuscript from a glycerine-coated gelatine master to which the original has been transferred
2.
a machine using this process
Derived Forms
hectographic (ˌhɛktəʊˈɡræfɪk) adjective
hectographically, adverb
hectography (hɛkˈtɒɡrəfɪ) noun
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