from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A printer that uses a laser to produce an image on a rotating drum before electrostatically transferring the image to paper.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A computer printer that uses a laser beam to produce an image on a rotating drum before transferring it to the paper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A printer controlled by a computer, using a laser beam to produce images in a fine dot-matrix pattern of charge on an electrostatic drum, to which fine particles of ink are subsequently caused to adhere, and the image of which is subsequently transferred to paper or another type of material in sheet form. It is capable of high-speed production of images with a higher resolution than those from dot-matrix impact printers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. electrostatic printer that focuses a laser beam to form images that are transferred to paper electrostatically


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