Definition of photocopy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊtəʊkɒpi/

noun (plural photocopies)

A photographic copy of printed or written material produced by a process involving the action of light on a specially prepared surface.
Example sentences
  • The library provided 6,866 photographs and 51,211 photocopies of the material to its readers.
  • I like to read from a print but a photocopy, scan or photograph is the second best; of course, face to face is best!
  • We make a huge act of faith when we look at some photocopies of materials attached to written submissions, and do not actually look for legislation ourselves.

verb (photocopies, photocopying, photocopied)

[with object]
Make a photocopy of: you can photocopy the entry form
More example sentences
  • So the Listener could sue you for photocopying this article and trying to sell the copy, but it can't prevent you writing about it in your own words.
  • Companies have been urged to make sure their staff do not injure themselves at office Christmas parties by dancing on desks or photocopying themselves.
  • To date, printed scores have been strictly protected; photocopying them is illegal.



Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊtəʊkɒpɪəb(ə)l/
Pronunciation: /fəʊtəʊˈkɒpɪəb(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • The colouring competition was part of an eight-page booklet containing two lesson plans for teachers, photocopiable worksheets and the FBD Trust colouring competition to challenge and inspire students.
  • I'm trying to produce something which is a) big enough that you can read it b) small enough to fit onto the invite c) photocopiable.
  • Downloadable audio files and photocopiable documents will provide a rich resource for English teachers.

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