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photostat

[foh-tuh-stat] /ˈfoʊ təˌstæt/
noun
1.
a camera for making facsimile copies of documents, drawings, etc., in the form of paper negatives on which the positions of lines, objects, etc., in the originals are maintained.
2.
a copy made with this camera.
verb (used with or without object), photostated or photostatted, photostating or photostatting.
3.
to copy with this camera.
Origin of photostat
formerly a trademark
Related forms
photostater, photostatter, noun
photostatic, adjective
photostatically, adverb
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Examples from the Web for photostated
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  • Monty checked back in the astronomical handbook, and the photostated pages of the old almanac, then looked over his calculations.

    The Return H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
  • And among the papers I have asked to have photostated will that appear?

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • Loudons looked over his shoulder at the photostated magazine page.

    The Return H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
  • May we have these photostated and then returned to you or did you make photostats?

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • They were photostated as one, and thus probably you cannot actually read either one.

    Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • Those blank pages, except as they are in proximity to pages that have some entries on them, were not photostated.

    Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • A copy of this diary has been furnished to the Commission, photostated by the Commission, and Mr. Jenner has it in front of him.

    Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • And may we, as in the case of the other exhibits, retain the original and when I have photostated it we will return them to you?

    Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • He checked back in the astronomical handbook, and the photostated pages of the old almanac, and looked over his calculations.

    The Return H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
British Dictionary definitions for photostated

photostat

/ˈfəʊtəʊˌstæt/
noun
1.
a machine or process used to make quick positive or negative photographic copies of written, printed, or graphic matter
2.
any copy made by such a machine
verb -stats, -statting, -stating, -statted, -stated
3.
to make a photostat copy (of)
Derived Forms
photostatic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for photostated

photostat

n.

1909, a type of copying machine (trademark Commercial Camera Company, Providence, R.I.) whose name became a generic noun and verb (1914) for "photocopy;" from photo- + stat.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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