Xerox

Xerox

[zeer-oks]
1.
Trademark. a brand name for a copying machine for reproducing printed, written, or pictorial matter by xerography.
noun
2.
(sometimes lowercase) a copy made on a xerographic copying machine.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
3.
(sometimes lowercase) to print or reproduce by xerography.
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Xerox (ˈzɪərɒks)
 
n
1.  trademark
 a.  a xerographic copying process
 b.  a machine employing this process
 c.  a copy produced by this process
 
vb
2.  to produce a copy of (a document, illustration, etc) by this process

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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 Gk. xeros "dry" + -ography as in photography. The verb is first attested 1965, from the noun, despite strenuous objection from
the Xerox copyright department.
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