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photostat

noun pho·to·stat \ ˈfō-tə-ˌstat \

Definition of photostat

1 or photostat machine : a device used for making a photographic copy of graphic matter
  • Photostat machines, which were introduced in the early 1900s and which make copies photographically on sensitized paper, were much too expensive for ordinary office use.
  • —David Owen
2 : a copy made by a photostat machine
  • I showed him the photostat of my license, complete with my picture.
  • —Robert B. Parker

Origin and Etymology of photostat

from Photostat, a trademark


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photostat

verb

Definition of photostat

photostated also photostatted; photostating also photostatting
: to copy by a photostat

First Known Use of photostat

1914

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