carbon paper

noun

Definition of carbon paper

: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

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First Known Use of carbon paper

1855


CARBON PAPER Defined for English Language Learners

carbon paper

noun

Definition of carbon paper for English Language Learners

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



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