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)

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In one case, a union election was undone because a candidate made $6.40 worth of copies on an employer’s copier. Jonathan Handel, Los Angeles Times, "Film school’s ties with Matthew Modine face scrutiny in heated SAG-AFTRA election," 21 Aug. 2019 For example, all the great-looking colors will turn into four shades of gray if your document is reproduced on a standard copier. Amy Lindgren, Twin Cities, "Working Strategies: Are resume templates a good idea?," 26 July 2019 As tired the copiers of Greengrass’ style may be at times, there’s no substitute -- emotionally or visually -- for the original. Phil Pirrello, The Hollywood Reporter, "How 'The Bourne Supremacy' Spawned Action Imitators," 23 July 2019 Snap suffered from having a competitor — and copier — whose reach was much bigger than its own. Rani Molla, Vox, "Microsoft Teams isn’t better than Slack, but it is freer.," 9 July 2019 No TVs, monitors, printers, copiers or household batteries will be accepted. Linda G. Kramer,, "Berea shred fest, electronics roundup set for Saturday: Community Voices," 24 June 2019 Among them were technical questions about internet access, office space and copiers, as well as basic unanswered issues, such as where lawmakers would have their offices. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska’s governor is considering a Mat-Su middle school for a special legislative session. Lawmakers aren’t fans.," 6 June 2019 Schultz sold Xerox copiers in midtown Manhattan, pounding pavements and making fifty cold calls a day. Ben Fountain, The New York Review of Books, "O Billionaires!," 23 May 2019 The lady from the bank chatted with a guy who came in to use the copier. Matthew Hennessey, WSJ, "Buying a Home? It’s a Process," 29 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 How to pronounce copier (audio) \

Kids Definition of copier

: a machine for making duplicates

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