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

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Other Words from mimeograph

mimeograph transitive verb

Examples of mimeograph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Peak Newsletter? That Was 80 Years Ago," 28 Sep. 2020 Originally produced on a mimeograph, the calendar successfully adapted to the computer and internet eras. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Ruth Finley Set the Schedule for New York’s Fashion World," 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, "‘I still think I have a lot to offer:’ Three decades later, a Virginia teacher’s words ring true.," 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, "Mystery of the Acworth printing press," 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, "How an Obsolete Copy Machine Started a Revolution," 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, "How an Obsolete Copy Machine Started a Revolution," 24 June 2016

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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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The first known use of mimeograph was in 1887

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“Mimeograph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mimeograph. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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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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