xerox

1 of 2

verb

xe·​rox ˈzir-ˌäks How to pronounce xerox (audio)
ˈzē-ˌräks
xeroxed; xeroxing; xeroxes

transitive verb

1
: to copy on a xerographic copier
2
: to make (a copy) on a xerographic copier

Xerox

2 of 2

trademark

Xe·​rox ˈzir-ˌäks How to pronounce Xerox (audio)
ˈzē-ˌräks
used for a xerographic copier

Examples of xerox in a Sentence

Verb I'll xerox these forms for you. I'll be xeroxing in the library.
Recent Examples on the Web
Verb
Survivor B cells will xerox themselves, deliberately introducing errors into their genetic codes in the hopes that some of the mutations will enhance their antibodies’ chances of gluing themselves to the virus. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 21 Oct. 2021 That’s true even for Delta and other hyper-transmissible variants, which can rapidly xerox themselves into armies, and may linger for longer than other versions of SARS-CoV-2. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 7 Dec. 2021 A fun crafty thing to do would be to xerox some of the pages with rough sketches and give them to your children to trace, or try drawing free hand. Kristen Rutherford, WIRED, 10 Mar. 2012

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Word History

Etymology

Verb

from Xerox

First Known Use

Verb

1965, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of xerox was in 1965

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Cite this Entry

“Xerox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xerox. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

xerox

1 of 2 verb
xe·​rox ˈzir-ˌäks How to pronounce xerox (audio)
ˈzē-ˌräks
: to copy or make a copy on a xerographic copier

Xerox

2 of 2 trademark
Xe·​rox ˈzir-ˌäks How to pronounce Xerox (audio)
ˈzē-ˌräks
used for a xerographic copier

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