American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make a photographic reproduction of (printed or graphic material), especially by xerography.
- n. A photographic or xerographic reproduction.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A copy made by some photographic process, as of an architectural or mechanical drawing. A common form is the blue-print.
- n. a photographic copy of written or printed or graphic work
- v. reproduce by xerography
- photo- + copy (Wiktionary)
“Marburger: What was the context that you've heard the term "photocopy" used in the Recorder's office?”
“But you have a general understanding that people have used the term "photocopy" within the Recorder's office in terms of something that could be done there; is that true?”
“Occasionally one has to read the text to figure out why the photocopy is an exvoto; for example, I have seen one exvoto which was the minutes of a meeting, during which the commission granted retirement to an employee.”
“The lawyer showed the AP what he called a photocopy of a doctors' diagnosis saying that Mladic was in a Serbian hospital between April 20 and July 18, 2009.”
“The lawyer showed the AP what he called a photocopy of a doctors' diagnosis saying that Mladic was in a Serbia hospital between April 20 and July 18, 2009.”
“The version they found for me (in photocopy form) is from one of Y.T. Ozaki’s collections of Japanese tales, a strange version in which the King of Dreams is a shadowy figure, barely mentioned, who appears to be some sort of dragon, and in which the central character is the Onmyoji, the Master of Yin-Yang.”
“For years everyone called a photocopy a "xerox copy.”
“Written on the photocopy was the statement, "you guys make me sick.”
“I'm surprised (and maybe Xerox is, too, after all the money they spent) that people are using "xerox" with "photocopy" -- thereby rendering that famous trademark into generic-land.”
“So that's what he did: He recorded this speech, then played back the recording to another sound recorder in the same room, then rerecorded that recording, making a copy of a copy. he ended up with what's now called the photocopy effect - when you keep copying a copy, the copy becomes distorted, you lose data and certain features become exaggerated.”
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