Definitions

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

  • n. A machine for photographically reproducing written, printed, or graphic material, especially by xerography.

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  • n. A machine which reproduces documents by photographing the original over a glass plate and printing duplicates.

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

  • n. a copier that uses photographic methods of making copies

Etymologies

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to photocopy + -er

Examples

  • Marburger: How about this: Have you ever heard the term "photocopier" or "photocopy" used in the Recorder's office by anybody?

    Boing Boing

  • At universities they called the photocopier 'the Chinese Take-Away'.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • This thing about what happens when you Google the word photocopier, because you can't not use pictures like this when they come along:

    UK:RESISTANCE

  • The photocopier was a big old thing on a rickety trolley.

    Mostly Harmless

  • Moorhouse - case law that involved a University providing students with access to library books and a photocopier but not taking reasonable steps to ensure students didn't make illegal copies of the texts - came at a time when a photocopier was a "fairly new and powerful technology" - drawing similarities with the current case, which involved the internet.

    iTnews Australia

  • Who's using the other computer ... and where the hell can I get a $600 copier (assuming it's not one of them MFPs that they just called a photocopier)?

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • Steve Mitchelmore on Jonathan Yardley as "photocopier":

    Book Reviewing

  • Surfulater is the Internet research filing cabinet, complete with drawers, folders and tags for organization, a built-in "photocopier" to keep saved permanent copies, comments and annotations to manage the content itself, and a powerful search engine to find results easily.

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • Large classes can be challenging, running to the photocopier or grabbing a pair of scissors and glue are not always ideal.

    C is for Coursebook (by Lindsay Clandfield) « An A-Z of ELT

  • The classic example is a monopolist photocopier company that requires customers to buy its toner or paper or whatever to go with its copier machine.

    Bundling, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

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