[ foh-tuh-stat ]
See synonyms for: photostatphotostatedphotostatingphotostats on

  1. a camera for making facsimile copies of documents, drawings, etc., in the form of paper negatives on which the positions of lines, objects, etc., in the originals are maintained.

  2. a copy made with this camera.

verb (used with or without object),pho·to·stat·ed or pho·to·stat·ted, pho·to·stat·ing or pho·to·stat·ting.
  1. to copy with this camera.

Origin of photostat

Formerly a trademark

Other words from photostat

  • pho·to·stat·er, pho·to·stat·ter, noun
  • pho·to·stat·ic, adjective
  • pho·to·stat·i·cal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby photostat Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use photostat in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for photostat


/ (ˈfəʊtəʊˌstæt) /

  1. a machine or process used to make quick positive or negative photographic copies of written, printed, or graphic matter

  2. any copy made by such a machine

verb-stats, -statting, -stating, -statted or -stated
  1. to make a photostat copy (of)

Derived forms of photostat

  • photostatic, adjective

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