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Photostat

[foh-tuh-stat] /ˈfoʊ təˌstæt/
1.
Trademark. a brand of camera for making facsimile copies of documents, drawings, etc., in the form of paper negatives on which the positions of lines, objects, etc., in the originals are maintained.
noun
2.
(often lowercase) a copy made with this camera.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
3.
(lowercase) to copy with this camera.
Related forms
photostater, photostatter, noun
photostatic, adjective
photostatically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for photostatted

photostat

/ˈfəʊtəʊˌstæt/
noun
1.
a machine or process used to make quick positive or negative photographic copies of written, printed, or graphic matter
2.
any copy made by such a machine
verb -stats, -statting, -stating, -statted, -stated
3.
to make a photostat copy (of)
Derived Forms
photostatic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for photostatted

photostat

n.

1909, a type of copying machine (trademark Commercial Camera Company, Providence, R.I.) whose name became a generic noun and verb (1914) for "photocopy;" from photo- + stat.

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