ink·​jet | \ ˈiŋk-ˈjet How to pronounce inkjet (audio) \
variants: or less commonly ink-jet

Definition of inkjet

: of, relating to, or being a printer in which electrically charged droplets of ink are sprayed onto the paper

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Other Words from inkjet

ink-jet noun

Examples of inkjet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In inkjet printers, ink isn’t just used on the page, but also for maintenance. Paige Szmodis, Popular Mechanics, 23 Jan. 2020 Many inkjet printer vendors boast about low-cost programs that address customer concerns. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, 16 Sep. 2019 In the galleries At Kayne Griffin Corcoran, L.A. photographer Anthony Hernandez is displaying 16 inkjet prints that capture the city through the screens of bus stop shelters. Los Angeles Times, 3 Aug. 2019 Updating itself, Cabot developed pigments for inkjet printers, cesium compounds for oil drilling, and chemicals used in making electronic components, a business spun off as Cabot Microelectronics Corp. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, 28 Sep. 2018 Similarly, Filizadeh’s inkjet photo-prints of lavish if often inscrutable costume-dramas, often starring himself as static protagonist of the historical epic, makes him Tehran’s Eleanor Antin. Christopher Knight,, 4 June 2018 Color inkjet cartridges cost about $25; color laser cartridges can reach $250, but need to be changed less frequently. Nicole Sforza, ELLE Decor, 5 July 2012 By now inkjet and laser printers are home-office staples. Nicole Sforza, ELLE Decor, 5 July 2012 Definitely a cooler snack choice than the Yogurtland on the premises, and a worthy stop for adventurous eaters after a hard day of shopping for inkjet cartridges. Rico Gagliano, Los Angeles Magazine, 14 Mar. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of inkjet

1973, in the meaning defined above

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\ ˈiŋk-ˈjet \

Kids Definition of ink-jet

: relating to or being a printer in which droplets of ink are sprayed onto the paper


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