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hectograph

[hek-tuh-graf, -grahf] /ˈhɛk təˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/
noun
1.
a process for making copies of a letter, memorandum, etc., from a prepared gelatin surface to which the original writing has been transferred.
2.
a machine for making such copies.
verb (used with object)
3.
to copy with the hectograph.
Also, hektograph.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; hecto- + -graph
Related forms
hectographic
[hek-tuh-graf-ik] /ˌhɛk təˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
hectography
[hek-tog-ruh-fee] /hɛkˈtɒg rə fi/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hectograph

hectograph

/ˈhɛktəʊˌɡrɑːf; -ˌɡræf/
noun
1.
Also called copygraph. a process for copying type or manuscript from a glycerine-coated gelatine master to which the original has been transferred
2.
a machine using this process
Derived Forms
hectographic (ˌhɛktəʊˈɡræfɪk) adjective
hectographically, adverb
hectography (hɛkˈtɒɡrəfɪ) noun
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Encyclopedia Article for hectograph

direct-process duplicator using either gelatin or the spirit process for making a master copy.

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