Definition of xerography in English:

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Pronunciation: /zɪəˈrɒɡrəfi/
Pronunciation: /zɛˈrɒɡrəfi/


[mass noun]
A dry copying process in which black or coloured powder adheres to parts of a surface remaining electrically charged after being exposed to light from an image of the document to be copied.
Example sentences
  • The process, later renamed xerography (dry writing), used electrostatic energy to transfer dry ink to a page.
  • ‘The more you understand about xerography,’ pioneering Xerox engineer Bob Gundlach tells Owen, ‘the more you are amazed that it works.’
  • Had he not conceived of xerography, the plain paper copier might have remained un-invented for decades.



Example sentences
  • After making a one-of-a-kind artist's book, Cummins made an edition of 50 color xerographs.
  • One unique technique in his xerographs involves feeding a single paper through a copy machine multiple times, adding images to the layers with each feed.
  • Ten original xerographs by Edward Meneeley; Folio designed by Wayne Adams.


Pronunciation: /zɪərəˈɡrafɪk/ Pronunciation: /zɛrəˈɡrafɪk/
Example sentences
  • Most copiers and laser printers rely on the xerographic process of forming a latent charged image on a photoreceptor using visible or infrared light (via a laser diode).
  • What did they do in offices before the xerographic copier?
  • The second strategy deals with larger scale faults and capability degradation in the xerographic process.


Pronunciation: /zɪərəˈɡrafɪk(ə)li/ Pronunciation: /zɛrəˈɡrafɪk(ə)li/
Example sentences
  • Page 23 features a border of xerographically magnified neo-crosshatchings that suggest hills, paths and tree cover.
  • Copying and distributing the material in any form (photographically, xerographically, or electronically) as resource or reference material for fee-paying students needs permission of the author, who may request a fee.
  • There is a nice painting of a Roman court on the front… The book was printed ‘xerographically.’

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Line breaks: xer|og¦raphy

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