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

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 Have a photocopy of your card or a photo of it on your phone. Madalyn Amato, Los Angeles Times, 1 Feb. 2022 People will be required to prove their status with their vaccination cards, a photocopy or via an app on their phones. Arkansas Online, 23 Dec. 2021 So will a photocopy of the card, a clear photo of it on your phone, or the digital SMART Health Card. Josh Noel, chicagotribune.com, 2 Jan. 2022 Application forms must include a photocopy of an acceptable photo identification card or the form must be notarized. CBS News, 18 Sep. 2020 People will be required to prove their status with their vaccine card, a photocopy or via an app on their phone. Ashraf Khalil, ajc, 22 Dec. 2021 Each ten-year-old is equipped with a photocopy from the municipal archives, a map, and a set of highlighters: green for olive trees, red for vineyards, blue for wells, and yellow for lemons. Zoey Poll, Harper’s Magazine , 7 Dec. 2021 The voting law requires a driver's license number, state ID number or a photocopy of another form of ID for absentee voting. The Associated. Press, Arkansas Online, 29 Nov. 2021 Proof of death includes an original or certified copy of the death certificate or a photocopy of the death certificate. Mark Kantrowitz, Forbes, 22 Oct. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Another scenario: If someone were to photocopy their ballot and submit it 10 times, the barcode would ensure that their vote was only counted once. Kaitlyn Bancroft, The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Feb. 2022 Ask whether your church can instead photocopy or electronically display or project prayers, songs and texts. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 15 May 2021 Ask whether your church can instead photocopy or electronically display or project prayers, songs and texts. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 15 May 2021 Ask whether your church can instead photocopy or electronically display or project prayers, songs and texts. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 15 May 2021 Ask whether your church can instead photocopy or electronically display or project prayers, songs and texts. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 15 May 2021 Ask whether your church can instead photocopy or electronically display or project prayers, songs and texts. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 15 May 2021 Ask whether your church can instead photocopy or electronically display or project prayers, songs and texts. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 15 May 2021 Ask whether your church can instead photocopy or electronically display or project prayers, songs and texts. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 15 May 2021 See More

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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

Noun

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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 21 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for photocopy

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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