xerography

[zi-rog-ruh-fee]
noun
an electrostatic printing process for copying text or graphics whereby areas on a sheet of paper corresponding to the image areas of the original are sensitized with a charge of static electricity so that, when powdered with a toner carrying an opposite charge, only the charged areas retain the toner, which is then fused to the paper to make it permanent.

Origin:
1945–50; xero- + -graphy

xerographic [zeer-uh-graf-ik] , adjective
xerographically, adverb
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xerography (zɪˈrɒɡrəfɪ)
 
n
a photocopying process in which an electrostatic image is formed on a selenium plate or cylinder. The plate or cylinder is dusted with a resinous powder, which adheres to the charged regions, and the image is then transferred to a sheet of paper on which it is fixed by heating
 
xe'rographer
 
n
 
xerographic
 
adj
 
xero'graphically
 
adv

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xerography xe·rog·ra·phy (zĭ-rŏg'rə-fē)
n.
See xeroradiography.

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xerography

any of several image-forming processes, principally xerography and the dielectric process, that rely on photoconductive substances whose electrical resistance decreases when light falls on them; it is the basis of the most widely used document-copying machines.

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Offset remains dominant-it may be one day be replaced by high-speed xerography-but it has eliminated the film stage.
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