from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A machine employing a glycerin-coated layer of gelatin in order to make copies of typed or written material.
- transitive v. To copy by means of a hectograph.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An old printing process that involves transfer of an original, prepared with special inks, to a pan of gelatin or a gelatin pad pulled tight on a metal frame.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A contrivance for multiple copying, by means of a surface of gelatin softened with glycerin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A copying process in which the writing or drawing to be copied is made on smooth paper in aniline ink, and is then pressed upon a slab coated with gelatin, to which a part of the ink is thus transferred, and from which a number of duplicate impressions can be made; also, the special appliances, collectively, by means of which this is done. Also spelled hektograph.
- To copy by means of a hectograph.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. duplicator consisting of a gelatin plate from which ink can be taken to make a copy
- v. copy on a duplicator
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