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photocopy

[foh-tuh-kop-ee] /ˈfoʊ təˌkɒp i/
noun, plural photocopies.
1.
a photographic reproduction of a document, print, or the like.
verb (used with object), photocopied, photocopying.
2.
to reproduce (a document, print, or the like) photographically.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; photo- + copy
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photocopy

/ˈfəʊtəʊˌkɒpɪ/
noun (pl) -copies
1.
a photographic reproduction of written, printed, or graphic work See also microcopy
verb -copies, -copying, -copied
2.
to reproduce (written, printed, or graphic work) on photographic material
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Word Origin and History for photo-copy

photocopy

v.

1924 in the sense of "make a photographic reproduction," from photo- "photographic" + copy (v.). The usual modern meaning arose 1942 with the advent of xerography. The noun is recorded from 1934. Related: Photocopied; photocopying.

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