xerography

noun
xe·​rog·​ra·​phy | \zə-ˈrä-grə-fē \

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 \ adjective
xerographically \ˌzir-​ə-​ˈgra-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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Xerox's roots lie in Chester Carlson's invention of xerography, a process that made photocopying on plain paper easier, faster and cheaper than previous methods. Alex Scimecca, Fortune, "So Long, Xerox: A Look Back at the Company Whose Name Became a Verb," 31 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of xerography

1948, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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xerography

noun
xe·​rog·​ra·​phy | \zə-ˈräg-rə-fē, zir-ˈäg- \
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 \ adjective
xerographically \-​i-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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