photostat

[ foh-tuh-stat ]
/ ˈfoʊ təˌstæt /

noun

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.
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.

to copy with this camera.

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Origin of photostat

Formerly a trademark

OTHER WORDS FROM photostat

pho·to·stat·er, pho·to·stat·ter, nounpho·to·stat·ic, adjectivepho·to·stat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for photostat

photostat
/ (ˈfəʊtəʊˌstæt) /

noun

a machine or process used to make quick positive or negative photographic copies of written, printed, or graphic matter
any copy made by such a machine

verb -stats, -statting, -stating, -statted or -stated

to make a photostat copy (of)

Derived forms of photostat

photostatic, adjective
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