copi·​er | \ ˈkä-pē-ər How to pronounce copier (audio) \

Definition of copier

: one that copies specifically : a machine for making copies of graphic matter (such as printing, drawings, or pictures)

Examples of copier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The scientists use a DNA sequencer — a machine roughly the size of an office copier — to read those patterns of building blocks and search for anomalies. Angie Leventis Lourgos,, 21 Apr. 2021 The flatbed copier/scanner on top has a document feeder with a 30-sheet capacity. Jim Rossman, Dallas News, 15 Oct. 2020 In Bloomfield, visitors may schedule time to use a copier, printer, computer or fax machine, but the stacks are closed and all book pickups are done curbside. Don Stacom,, 1 Oct. 2020 Brother INKvestment Tank all-in-one wireless color inkjet printer, MFC-J995DW, $179.99: This all-in-one is a color printer, copier, scanner and fax machine. oregonlive, 2 May 2020 From typewriters to fax machines to Xerox copiers to radio to television, the Russian government has made a habit of working to control information flows within the country. Justin Sherman, Wired, 1 May 2020 What Starkweather wanted to do was take the array of bits and bytes, ones and zeros that constitute digital images, and transfer them straight into the guts of a copier. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, 16 Jan. 2020 Because his idea ventured away from the company’s core business, copiers, his boss hated it. Cade Metz,, 16 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of copier

1597, in the meaning defined above

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“Copier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of copier

: a machine that makes paper copies of printed pages, pictures, etc.


copi·​er | \ ˈkä-pē-ər How to pronounce copier (audio) \

Kids Definition of copier

: a machine for making duplicates

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