pho·​to·​stat·​ic ˌfō-tə-ˈsta-tik How to pronounce photostatic (audio)
: of, made by, or using a photostat
a photostatic copy
a photostatic process

Examples of photostatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As described in Margaret Cheney’s biography, Tesla: Man out of Time, in 1945, the Air Technical Service Command at Wright Reid, Ohio, requested photostatic copies of Tesla’s papers on beam weaponry from the Office of Alien Property Custodian. Jessica Coulon, Popular Mechanics, 14 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of photostatic was in 1919

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Cite this Entry

“Photostatic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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