- any electrically operated machine using a photographic method, as the electrostatic process, for making instant copies of written, drawn, or printed material.
Origin of photocopier
Also called copier, copy machine, photocopying machine.
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Examples from the Web for photocopier
He strokes the photocopier; he adores the machine, the way it flashes like lightning as it works, the way it whirs and hums.An Excerpt from Between the Assassinations
June 10, 2009
- an instrument using light-sensitive photographic materials to reproduce written, printed, or graphic work
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Word Origin and History for photocopier
1934, agent noun from photocopy (v.).
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