mimeograph

mimeograph

[mim-ee-uh-graf, -grahf]
noun
1.
a printing machine with an ink-fed drum, around which a cut waxed stencil is placed and which rotates as successive sheets of paper are fed into it.
2.
a copy made from a mimeograph.
verb (used with object)
3.
to duplicate (something) by means of a mimeograph.

Origin:
formerly a trademark

unmimeographed, adjective
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Mimeograph (ˈmɪmɪəˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf)
 
n
1.  trademark an office machine for printing multiple copies of text or line drawings from an inked drum to which a cut stencil is fixed
2.  a copy produced by this machine
 
vb
3.  to print copies from (a prepared stencil) using this machine

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mimeograph
"copying machine," 1889 (invented by Edison), from Gk. mimeomai "I imitate," from mimos "mime" + -graphos, from graphein "to write." A proprietary name from 1903 to 1948. The verb meaning "to reproduce by means of a mimeograph" is first attested 1895. Related: Mimeographed; mimeographing.
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mimeograph

duplicatingduplicating machine that uses a stencil consisting of a coated fibre sheet through which ink is pressed. Employing a typewriter with the ribbon shifted out of the way so that the keys do not strike it, the information to be duplicated is typed on the stencil. The keys cut the coating on the stencil and expose the fibre base, making it possible for ink to pass through it. Corrections can be made by a sealing fluid that permits retyping over the patched-error position. Signature or drawings are added on the stencil with a hand stylus

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