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photocopier

[foh-tuh-kop-ee-er] /ˈfoʊ təˌkɒp i ər/
noun
1.
any electrically operated machine using a photographic method, as the electrostatic process, for making instant copies of written, drawn, or printed material.
Also called copier, copy machine, photocopying machine.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; photo- + copier

copying machine

noun
1.
a machine that makes copies of original documents, especially by xerography.
Also called copier, copy machine.
Compare photocopier.
Origin
1795-1805
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British Dictionary definitions for copy-machine

photocopier

/ˈfəʊtəʊˌkɒpɪə/
noun
1.
an instrument using light-sensitive photographic materials to reproduce written, printed, or graphic work
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Word Origin and History for copy-machine

photocopier

n.

1934, agent noun from photocopy (v.).

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