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)

Examples of copier in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is a monochrome laser copier that can push out 42 pages per minute. Gabriela Vatu, PCMAG, 10 Apr. 2024 Image Image Image Around 7 on a recent morning, a dozen crew members loaded one of the small barges with boxes of coffee beans, copier paper, kitchen towels and other goods to be delivered to French bistros and businesses. Liz Alderman James Hill, New York Times, 26 Mar. 2024 An old corner bar is being made into a teachers’ communal work center with a copier, whiteboards and other scholastic amenities. Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun, 13 Jan. 2024 Think about Airbnb’s impact on hotel construction, Uber’s impact on automobile demand, Amazon’s impact on the construction of malls, or the more general impact of information technology on the demand for copiers, printers, and office space. Lawrence H. Summers, Foreign Affairs, 15 Feb. 2016 Operate standard office equipment including computers, copiers, scanners and other office machines. Brianna Taylor, Sacramento Bee, 31 Jan. 2024 The minutes note the proposal but only in passing; it’s sandwiched between a lengthy debate over plans to upgrade the court’s computer system and a discussion about renting a new office copier. Anat Rubin, ProPublica, 4 Nov. 2023 Back in 2007, Wheeler blamed a short in an office copier for that City Hall fire, according to a Messenger story. Dave Lieber, Dallas News, 18 Sep. 2023 Occasionally, the checks are stolen from mailboxes and washed in chemicals to remove the ink though some scammers even go as far as using copiers or scanners to print fake copies of the document. Leada Gore |, al, 6 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of copier was in 1597

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“Copier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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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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