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Xerox

[zeer-oks]
Trademark.
  1. a brand name for a copying machine for reproducing printed, written, or pictorial matter by xerography.
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noun
  1. (sometimes lowercase) a copy made on a xerographic copying machine.
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. (sometimes lowercase) to print or reproduce by xerography.
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Xerox

noun
  1. trademark
    1. a xerographic copying process
    2. a machine employing this process
    3. a copy produced by this process
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verb
  1. to produce a copy of (a document, illustration, etc) by this process
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Word Origin and History for xerox

Xerox

1952, trademark taken out by Haloid Co. of Rochester, N.Y., for a copying device, from earlier xerography "photographic reduplication without liquid developers" (1948), from Greek xeros "dry" (see xerasia) + -ography as in photography. The verb is first attested 1965, from the noun, despite strenuous objection from the Xerox copyright department. Related: Xeroxed; Xeroxing.

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