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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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, "The 5 Best Printers for Home Offices," 23 Jan. 2020 Many inkjet printer vendors boast about low-cost programs that address customer concerns. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "Should you really pay monthly to use your at-home printer?," 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, "Newsletter: Essential Arts: Why are four L.A. spaces celebrating a radical San Francisco gallery?," 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, "‘Soot King’ Samuel Bodman Rejuvenated Chemical Firm and Served in Bush Cabinet," 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,, "In Iranian art show at LACMA, the past wrestles with the present," 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, "Fine Print," 5 July 2012 By now inkjet and laser printers are home-office staples. Nicole Sforza, ELLE Decor, "Fine Print," 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, "Filipino Food Gems Are Hiding in Plain Sight in This East Hollywood Strip Mall," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of inkjet

1973, in the meaning defined above

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“Inkjet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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\ ˈiŋk-ˈjet \

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

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