Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for photostated
Historical Examples
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Loudons looked over his shoulder at the photostated magazine page.

    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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
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
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for photostated

Word Value for photostated

0
17
Scrabble Words With Friends