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xerography

[zi-rog-ruh-fee]
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noun
  1. an electrostatic printing process for copying text or graphics whereby areas on a sheet of paper corresponding to the image areas of the original are sensitized with a charge of static electricity so that, when powdered with a toner carrying an opposite charge, only the charged areas retain the toner, which is then fused to the paper to make it permanent.
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Origin of xerography

First recorded in 1945–50; xero- + -graphy
Related formsxe·ro·graph·ic [zeer-uh-graf-ik] /ˌzɪər əˈgræf ɪk/, adjectivexe·ro·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for xerography

xerography

noun
  1. a photocopying process in which an electrostatic image is formed on a selenium plate or cylinder. The plate or cylinder is dusted with a resinous powder, which adheres to the charged regions, and the image is then transferred to a sheet of paper on which it is fixed by heating
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Derived Formsxerographer, nounxerographic (ˌzɪərəˈɡræfɪk), adjectivexerographically, adverb
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xerography in Medicine

xerography

(zĭ-rŏgrə-fē)
n.
  1. xeroradiography