Xerox

[zeer-oks]
noun
  1. (sometimes lowercase) a copy made on a xerographic copying machine.
verb (used with or without object)
  1. (sometimes lowercase) to print or reproduce by xerography.
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Contemporary Examples of xerox

  • As with Xerox copier, 3-D printers have become smaller, cheaper, and more functional over time.

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  • From the Xerox machine to 3-D printers, businesses that let people produce stuff can print money.

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  • As was the case with the Xerox 914, the first machines Hull built to “print” plastic objects were bulky, huge, and expensive.

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  • By 1961, when the company changed its name from Haloid to Xerox, 10,000 had been installed.

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  • She was a born writer, publishing her own magazine—actually cobbled-together Xerox pages—even before her teen years.

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British Dictionary definitions for xerox

Xerox

noun
  1. trademark
    1. a xerographic copying process
    2. a machine employing this process
    3. a copy produced by this process
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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