mimeograph

noun
mim·​eo·​graph | \ ˈmi-mē-ə-ˌgraf How to pronounce mimeograph (audio) \

Definition of mimeograph

: a duplicator for making many copies that utilizes a stencil through which ink is pressed

Other Words from mimeograph

mimeograph transitive verb

Examples of mimeograph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The civil rights leader’s reply—drafted in the margins of a newspaper, on bits of paper left behind by a black trustee and on legal pads left behind by lawyers—was smuggled out of the jail and eventually compiled into a mimeograph. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Mar. 2021 Cockburn was among a crop of journalists during the mid-20th century who turned their back on traditional media and used the mimeograph to go directly to their readers. Michael Waters, Wired, 28 Sep. 2020 Originally produced on a mimeograph, the calendar successfully adapted to the computer and internet eras. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, 31 Aug. 2018 When Howarth began teaching in 1987, teachers mingled in a smoking lounge, and copies were cranked out on a mimeograph. Debbie Truong, Washington Post, 1 July 2018 In the early 20th century, before laser printers and photocopiers, before even mimeographs and ditto machines, a fair-sized company or institution might have had one of these presses in a back room. David Ibata, ajc, 29 Mar. 2018 Although photocopiers, inkjet printers, and the Internet gradually made the mimeograph obsolete, the machine’s legacy is still present in the digital age. National Geographic, 24 June 2016 Although photocopiers, inkjet printers, and the Internet gradually made the mimeograph obsolete, the machine’s legacy is still present in the digital age. National Geographic, 24 June 2016 See More

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First Known Use of mimeograph

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mimeograph

from Mimeograph, a trademark

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“Mimeograph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mimeograph. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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mimeograph

noun
mim·​eo·​graph | \ ˈmi-mē-ə-ˌgraf How to pronounce mimeograph (audio) \

Kids Definition of mimeograph

: a machine for making copies of typed, written, or drawn matter using a stencil

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