Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A photographic device for making positive or negative copies of graphic matter.
  • noun A copy made with such a device.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun dated A photocopy, especially one made by a Photostat machine
  • noun positive (black on white) or negative (white on black) reproduction of printed matter or artwork made on a photostat machine, which uses photographic paper instead of a transparent negative, and uses a prism to render the paper negative readable instead of reversed.
  • verb To make such a photocopy.

Etymologies

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

[Originally a trademark.]

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