photocopy

noun
pho·​to·​copy | \ ˈfō-tə-ˌkä-pē How to pronounce photocopy (audio) \

Definition of photocopy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a copy of usually printed material made with a process in which an image is formed by the action of light usually on an electrically charged surface

photocopy

verb
photocopied; photocopying; photocopies

Definition of photocopy (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to make a photocopy of

intransitive verb

: to make a photocopy

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Other Words from photocopy

Verb

photocopier noun

Examples of photocopy in a Sentence

Noun She made a photocopy of the letter.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun More Georgia's elections law requires providing a driver's license or state ID number or photocopy of an ID to vote absentee by mail and limits the time people have to request an absentee ballot. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, "Georgia NAACP and voting rights groups challenge sweeping Georgia voting law," 29 Mar. 2021 The new law also requires a driver’s license number, state ID number or photocopy or electronic upload of ID, or the last four digits of their social security number when requesting an absentee ballot. Sanya Mansoor, Time, "Georgia Has Enacted Sweeping Changes to Its Voting Law. Here's Why Voting Rights Advocates Are Worried," 26 Mar. 2021 And that album cover, like a photocopy reproduced too many times, fades into insignificance. Brian P. Kelly, WSJ, "‘KAWS: What Party’ Review: Calculated Commercialism," 6 Mar. 2021 Senate Bill 67 would require that a voter provide either their driver's license number or personal ID card number or provide a photocopy of their ID when applying for an absentee ballot. Ben Nadler, ajc, "Georgia Senate GOP introduce bills to limit mail voting," 2 Feb. 2021 For visual arts workshops, the photocopy requirement means that prisoners won't see examples of artistic prompts in color. Angie Jackson, Detroit Free Press, "MDOC: To fight drug smuggling, prisoners now get photocopies of mail; originals shredded," 23 Oct. 2020 Some states, like Kentucky, Louisiana, and Missouri also require a photocopy of your ID to vote by mail. Erin Corbett, refinery29.com, "So, You Got Your Absentee Ballot. What Should You Do Next?," 16 Oct. 2020 Absentee ballot applications must be notarized or include a photocopy of an acceptable photo identification card. CBS News, "How do I vote in my state in the 2020 election?," 18 Sep. 2020 But a photocopy of an undated membership directory obtained by The New York Times includes Judge Barrett, her husband, Jesse, and five of their now seven children. New York Times, "Inside the People of Praise, the Tight-Knit Faith Community of Amy Coney Barrett," 8 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Ask whether your church can instead photocopy or electronically display or project prayers, songs and texts. Kristen Rogers, CNN, "Your guide to avoiding Covid-19 at church and other religious services," 10 Apr. 2021 Meanwhile, the Michigan Secretary of State is encouraging clerks across the state to photocopy an adequate supply of ballots if a shortage appears likely. Mikhayla Dunaj, Detroit Free Press, "What if clerks run out of ballots? Here is the backup plan," 1 Nov. 2020 Everybody was interested in anything that was available—a book being passed around that’s photocopied, a secret concert. Marisa Mazria Katz, The New York Review of Books, "Painting a Knotty Landscape: An Interview with Yevgeniya Baras," 30 May 2020 Hers is an interdisciplinary art that often juxtaposes scraps of academic text photocopied from books and reordered to give it new meaning. New York Times, "A Sound-and-Art Show Fills a Void for Muslims in Brooklyn," 9 Sep. 2019 Encourage congregants to bring their own or photocopy or project prayers and texts. Paulina Pineda, azcentral, "Arizona offers guidance as places of worship start to reopen," 12 May 2020 As for the requirement to include a photo ID with the absentee ballot application, the lawsuit says many Alabamians don’t have a way to photocopy their ID or don’t have a photo ID. Mike Cason | Mcason@al.com, al, "NAACP, others sue to remove ‘obstacles to voting’ in Alabama," 1 May 2020 S-Voice arose in the early days of voice assistants, when Android OEMs were scrambling to photocopy Apple's Siri voice assistant, which launched in 2011. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Say goodbye to Samsung’s S-Voice—the servers shut down June 1, 2020," 13 Apr. 2020 Newsom allowed reporters to review — but not photocopy — his 2018 tax years at the state Capitol on Friday. Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times, "Gov. Gavin Newsom reports $1.2-million income in new disclosure of tax returns," 7 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of photocopy

Noun

1879, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1924, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for photocopy

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The first known use of photocopy was in 1879

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“Photocopy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photocopy. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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photocopy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of photocopy

: a paper copy of a document, picture, etc., that is made with a special machine (called a copier or photocopier)

photocopy

noun
pho·​to·​copy | \ ˈfō-tō-ˌkä-pē How to pronounce photocopy (audio) \

Kids Definition of photocopy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a copy of usually printed material made using a process in which an image is formed by the action of light on an electrically charged surface

photocopy

verb
photocopied; photocopying

Kids Definition of photocopy (Entry 2 of 2)

: to make a photocopy of

Other Words from photocopy

photocopier noun

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