xerography

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noun xe·rog·ra·phy \zə-ˈrä-grə-fē\

Definition of xerography

  1. 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)

  2. 2 :  xeroradiography

xerographic

play \ˌzir-ə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective

xerographically

play \ˌzir-ə-ˈgra-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of xerography

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1948


Medical Dictionary

xerography

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noun xe·rog·ra·phy \zə-ˈräg-rə-fē, zir-ˈäg-\

Medical Definition of xerography

plural

xerographies

  1. 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

  2. 2:  xeroradiography

xerographic

\ˌzir-ə-ˈgraf-ik\play adjective

xerographically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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