elec·​tro·​pho·​tog·​ra·​phy | \ i-ˌlek-trō-fə-ˈtä-grə-fē How to pronounce electrophotography (audio) \

Definition of electrophotography

: photography in which images are produced by electrical means (as in xerography)

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electrophotographic \ i-​ˌlek-​trə-​ˌfō-​tə-​ˈgra-​fik How to pronounce electrophotography (audio) \ adjective

Examples of electrophotography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1946, when the 40-year-old son of the founder was in his first year running the company, Haloid signed a contract with Carlson for $10,000—a full 10% of the company’s 1945 earnings—to license his electrophotography technology for commercial use. Gregg Opelka, WSJ, 4 Apr. 2021 According to the Times, she and Lowe plan to use techniques associated with Kirlian photography, or electrophotography, in which images are produced by a high-voltage power source. Lizzie Plaugic, The Verge, 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of electrophotography

1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Electrophotography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrophotography. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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