paperless

adjective
pa·​per·​less | \ ˈpā-pər-ləs How to pronounce paperless (audio) \

Definition of paperless

: recording or relaying information by electronic media rather than on paper paperless offices

Examples of paperless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This ruling applies only to Georgia, but at least parts of eight other states still use paperless balloting. Kate Brumback, BostonGlobe.com, "Judge: Georgia must scrap old voting machines after 2019," 15 Aug. 2019 In a possible fillip for retail demand, the offering will be Hong Kong’s first fully paperless listing, according to Reuters. Washington Post, "Alibaba’s Hong Kong Share Sale Is Feeling Lucky," 16 Nov. 2019 The paperless machines are used in 58 of Indiana's 92 counties. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "Federal complaint filed to force upgrading Indiana voting machines by 2020 elections," 17 Oct. 2019 Yet some states still rely on paperless electronic systems. Timothy B. Lee, WIRED, "A Top Voting-Machine Firm Calls for Paper Ballots," 11 June 2019 Yet some states still rely on paperless electronic systems. Wired, "A Top Voting-Machine Firm Calls for Paper Ballots," 11 June 2019 Some jurisdictions have rushed to purchase new equipment, especially to replace paperless machines, which experts say are more vulnerable. NBC News, "Voting machine issues and viral video cast shadow on Mississippi governor's race," 29 Aug. 2019 Yet some states still rely on paperless electronic systems. Timothy B. Lee, WIRED, "A Top Voting-Machine Firm Calls for Paper Ballots," 11 June 2019 Yet some states still rely on paperless electronic systems. Wired, "A Top Voting-Machine Firm Calls for Paper Ballots," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of paperless

1966, in the meaning defined above

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“Paperless.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paperless. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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paperless

adjective
How to pronounce paperless (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of paperless

: using computers instead of paper to record or exchange information

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