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View synonyms for photocopier

photocopier

[ foh-tuh-kop-ee-er ]

noun

  1. any electrically operated machine using a photographic method, as the electrostatic process, for making instant copies of written, drawn, or printed material.


photocopier

/ ˈfəʊtəʊˌkɒpɪə /

noun

  1. an instrument using light-sensitive photographic materials to reproduce written, printed, or graphic work


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Word History and Origins

Origin of photocopier1

First recorded in 1930–35; photo- + copier

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Example Sentences

He then shot what appears to be a photocopier labeled “voting machine” with a very big gun.

Instead, West had Maxwell put his hands on a photocopier, and used a marker to draw in the incriminating marks from memory.

While a photocopier does scan the document before printing a replica, scanning will store that information electronically, which can then be saved and sent out via, say, email.

The wells are placed into a PCR machine, resembling a midsize office photocopier.

He strokes the photocopier; he adores the machine, the way it flashes like lightning as it works, the way it whirs and hums.

He typed quickly and another machine, sealed and mammoth like an outsized photocopier, started to grunt and churn.

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