noun, verb (used with object)
a process for making copies of a letter, memorandum, etc., from a prepared gelatin surface to which the original writing has been transferred.
a machine for making such copies.
verb (used with object)
to copy with the hectograph.
Origin of hectograph
Related formshec·to·graph·ic [hek-tuh-graf-ik] /ˌhɛk təˈgræf ɪk/, adjectivehec·tog·ra·phy [hek-tog-ruh-fee] /hɛkˈtɒg rə fi/, noun
First recorded in 1875–80; hecto-
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Examples from the Web for hektograph
Historical Examples of hektograph
Forthwith he began publishing a story paper on a hektograph.
It was written with hektograph ink and copied on a hektograph.
The contents were written and copies made by the hektograph process.
At 12 I awake and eat the inside of my hektograph, and then lie down once more to sleep.
It is likewise the house where the syrup tastes like tincture of rhubarb, and the pancakes taste like a hektograph.
British Dictionary definitions for hektograph
Derived Formshectographic (ˌhɛktəʊˈɡræfɪk), adjectivehectographically, adverbhectography (hɛkˈtɒɡrəfɪ), noun
Also called: copygraph a process for copying type or manuscript from a glycerine-coated gelatine master to which the original has been transferred
a machine using this process
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