American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A dry photographic or photocopying process in which a negative image formed by a resinous powder on an electrically charged plate is electrically transferred to and thermally fixed as positive on a paper or other copying surface.
- n. a photocopying process in which a negative image formed on an electrically charged plate is transferred as a positive to paper and thermally fixed
- n. forming an image by the action of light on a specially coated charged plate; the latent image is developed with powders that adhere only to electrically charged areas
- xero- + -graphy (Wiktionary)
“Chester Carlson invented a technique called xerography which we today call the photocopy technique.”
“Modern photocopying, or "xerography," works like this: a cylindrical drum is charged up with static electricity.”
“Turn out high-quality prints on ordinary paper by xerography!”
“As with basic xerography, toner particles then stick to the parts of the drum that have been electrostatically written on, and are fused from there onto paper.”
“Many of the pieces in The Bonelands were originally published in Swill Magazine as black-and-white pieces intended for xerography.”
“As I mentioned before, I'm going to be taking samples from the print series I'm doing and rendering them as black-and-white images suitable for xerography.”
“Aside from drastically cutting the number of animators working in the studio, they used xerography for the first time to transfer the line art onto the cels instead of having the artists hand-draw everything.”
“When a leading consulting firm told Xerox there was no real market for its proposed 914 xerography machine, Wilson and his aides took the report apart and discovered that the questions asked and the methodology were faulty.”
“This kind of story illustrates the power of xerography and the importance of having a job wiht access to a high-speed photocopies.”
“My New Fighting Technique: a tale of xerography on the high seas”
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