copi·​er | \ ˈkä-pē-ər \

Definition of copier

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

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Those copiers typically handle larger paper used for posters and photographic prints. Maria Armental, WSJ, "HP Profit Surges as PC Business Remains Strong," 29 Nov. 2018 Initially, they were thought of as copiers, correct? Eric Johnson, Recode, "If they don’t want to lose their jobs to a machine, doctors will need to become compassionate ‘human connectors’," 17 Sep. 2018 Not Quite the Classic Spain Spain looks like a version of classic Spain that has been run through the copier. Andrew Das, New York Times, "That Roar You Heard Was From Russia. Its Team Sent Spain Packing.," 3 July 2018 Terry is really the fountainhead there -- Steve Reich is an offshoot, and often a flagrant copier in the early days. Joe Lynch, Billboard, "Jon Hassell at 81: Visionary Composer-Trumpeter Reflects on a Half Century of Music on His Own Terms," 28 June 2018 Rumors were rife about an HP-Xerox combination as activist investor Carl Icahn recently engineered a management shake up at the copier giant. Susie Gharib, Fortune, "HP CEO Predicts Strong 2018 Growth," 22 June 2018 Xerox and Fujifilm have said the deal valued Xerox at a premium and combining the two companies would allow the new company to focus on innovation and new services beyond printers and copiers. David Benoit, WSJ, "Judge Temporarily Blocks Xerox-Fujifilm Deal," 28 Apr. 2018 Fujifilm manufactures most of Xerox’s printers and copiers, whose parts and production lines are incompatible with those of competitors. Mayumi Negishi, WSJ, "Fujifilm Would Consider Giving Up on Xerox Deal, CEO Says," 7 June 2018 Those businesses fit poorly with making and selling printers and copiers, and Xerox exited most of them—while at the same time engaging in round after round of restructuring. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Paper Jam! How Carl Icahn And a Billionaire Partner Blocked Xerox’s Merger with Fujifilm," 21 May 2018

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1597, in the meaning defined above

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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 \

Kids Definition of copier

: a machine for making duplicates

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