copi·​er ˈkä-pē-ər How to pronounce copier (audio)
: one that copies
specifically : a machine for making copies of graphic matter (such as printing, drawings, or pictures)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Rhuyei Tanabe, Uchida’s friend, bandmate and first part-time employee, carefully feeds the dough into an industrial, gleaming metal machine the size of an office copier. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Nov. 2022 Print out flame templates and resize on a copier, scaling the images to fit your pumpkins. Charlyne Mattox, Country Living, 15 July 2022 For years, Xerox had been known as a hub for office technology, especially its xerographic copier, or Xerox machine — a ubiquitous, bulky product that commercialized the process of making photographic copies onto paper. New York Times, 30 June 2022 That was the case with Xerox, which collected majestic profits from its 914 office copier, which was introduced in 1959 and became the most successful industrial product in history up to that time. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 4 Feb. 2022 The video ads featured a floor-to-ceiling water slide, ending by the office copier. Globe Staff,, 30 Dec. 2021 The video, obtained over the summer by NBC affiliate WKYC of Cleveland, captured then-Police Chief Anthony Campo standing at the department’s copier and placing the Klan printout on the coat. Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News, 12 Nov. 2021 One year the cake featured a photo of a copier in the media workroom named in his honor, the Chuck Charnquist Resource Room. oregonlive, 30 Oct. 2021 Take inventory of those obstacles that went unnoticed: for some, the plant by the doorway may be treacherous, the copier through a narrow doorway may be impossible to access, and the sun blazing in from the window may blind the computer screen. Meghan M. Biro, Forbes, 18 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of copier was in 1597

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“Copier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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copi·​er ˈkäp-ē-ər How to pronounce copier (audio)
: one that copies
especially : a machine that makes copies (as of letters or drawings)

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