- a printing machine with an ink-fed drum, around which a cut waxed stencil is placed and which rotates as successive sheets of paper are fed into it.
- a copy made from a mimeograph.
- to duplicate (something) by means of a mimeograph.
Origin of mimeograph
Related Words for mimeographpicture, photograph, replication, photocopy, recreation, propagation, replica, facsimile, imitation, print, breeding, copy, translation, manuscript, transcription, reproduction, type, portrait, model, transcript
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Historical Examples of mimeograph
What are the differences in a hectograph, a mimeograph and multigraph?Mechanical Devices in the Home
Edith Louise Allen
The mimeograph was the same idea in a totally different form.Steam Steel and Electricity
James W. Steele
He used to run a typewriter in college, and the convalescents could mimeograph it and sell it.Love Stories
Mary Roberts Rinehart
One would have thought that printing had never been invented, nor even the mimeograph.Six Major Prophets
Edwin Emery Slosson
So it also is in regard to the mimeograph, whose forerunner, the electric pen, was born of Edison's brain in 1877.Edison, His Life and Inventions
Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
- trademark an office machine for printing multiple copies of text or line drawings from an inked drum to which a cut stencil is fixed
- a copy produced by this machine
- to print copies from (a prepared stencil) using this machine
1889, "copying machine" (invented by Edison), from Greek mimeisthai "to mimic, represent, imitate, portray," in art, "to express by means of imitation," from mimos "mime" (see mime (n.)) + -graphos, from graphein "to write" (see -graphy). A proprietary name from 1903 to 1948. The verb meaning "to reproduce by means of a mimeograph" is first attested 1895. Related: Mimeographed; mimeographing.