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

First recorded in 1930–35; photo- + copier
Also called copier, copy machine, photocopying machine.
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  1. an instrument using light-sensitive photographic materials to reproduce written, printed, or graphic work
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Word Origin and History for photocopier


1934, agent noun from photocopy (v.).

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