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carbon paper

noun

Simple Definition of carbon paper

  • : paper with a dark substance on one side that is placed between two other pieces of paper and used to make copies of documents

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of carbon paper

  1. :  a thin paper faced with a waxy pigmented coating so that when placed between two sheets of paper the pressure of writing or typing on the top sheet causes transfer of pigment to the bottom sheet

1877

First Known Use of carbon paper

1877


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