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hectograph

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noun hec·to·graph \-ˌgraf\

Definition of hectograph

  1. :  a machine for making copies of a writing or drawing produced on a gelatin surface

hectograph transitive verb


Origin of hectograph

German Hektograph, from hekto- hect- + -graph -graph


First Known Use: 1880


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