xerography

noun
xe·​rog·​ra·​phy | \ zə-ˈrä-grə-fē How to pronounce xerography (audio) \

Definition of xerography

1 : a process for copying graphic matter by the action of light on an electrically charged photoconductive insulating surface in which the latent image is developed with a resinous powder (such as toner)

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Other Words from xerography

xerographic \ ˌzir-​ə-​ˈgra-​fik How to pronounce xerography (audio) \ adjective
xerographically \ ˌzir-​ə-​ˈgra-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce xerography (audio) \ adverb

Examples of xerography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Xerox copier's core technology -— a process called xerography, invented by Chester Carlson — is still widely used in copy machines five decades later. David Goldman, CNN, 23 Jan. 2020 The Xerox copier's core technology -— a process called xerography, invented by Chester Carlson — is still widely used in copy machines five decades later. David Goldman, CNN, 23 Jan. 2020 The Xerox copier's core technology -— a process called xerography, invented by Chester Carlson — is still widely used in copy machines five decades later. David Goldman, CNN, 23 Jan. 2020 The Xerox copier's core technology -— a process called xerography, invented by Chester Carlson — is still widely used in copy machines five decades later. David Goldman, CNN, 23 Jan. 2020 The Xerox copier's core technology -— a process called xerography, invented by Chester Carlson — is still widely used in copy machines five decades later. David Goldman, CNN, 23 Jan. 2020 The Xerox copier's core technology -— a process called xerography, invented by Chester Carlson — is still widely used in copy machines five decades later. David Goldman, CNN, 23 Jan. 2020 The Xerox copier's core technology -— a process called xerography, invented by Chester Carlson — is still widely used in copy machines five decades later. David Goldman, CNN, 23 Jan. 2020 The Xerox copier's core technology -— a process called xerography, invented by Chester Carlson — is still widely used in copy machines five decades later. David Goldman, CNN, 23 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of xerography

1948, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of xerography was in 1948

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“Xerography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xerography. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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xerography

noun
xe·​rog·​ra·​phy | \ zə-ˈräg-rə-fē, zir-ˈäg- How to pronounce xerography (audio) \
plural xerographies

Medical Definition of xerography

1 : a process for copying graphic matter by the action of light on an electrically charged photoconductive insulating surface in which the latent image is developed with a resinous powder

Other Words from xerography

xerographic \ ˌzir-​ə-​ˈgraf-​ik How to pronounce xerography (audio) \ adjective
xerographically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce xerography (audio) \ adverb

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